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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Alicia LaVaute
Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
80

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

totaling invoices from vendors


Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:
Yes

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

Every operation has vegan options, including black bean burgers and tofu for protein.
MJB

The university employs a tool known as Zoutrition, which allows the user to search every dining area of campus for meal options and filter the results by dietary needs. Using Zoutrition, any student, staff member, or visitor can quickly and easily determine vegan options at any dining area on campus. Many of the campus dining areas provide vegan and vegetarian options. All vegan dining options are clearly labeled and information regarding each food item’s ingredients are easily available online.


A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:
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The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
9,000,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
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Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
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purchase tons of vegetables locally, including from Bradford farms.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.