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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 69.60
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 4.00 Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
12.40

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
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An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Information obtained via purchase guides from:
Prestige Farms, Charlotte, NC
Smithfield pork products - Sysco Foods, Charlotte, NC
Inland Seafood, Raleigh, NC
Foster- Caviness, Greensboro, NC
Dean Foods, Milk & Ice Cream, Salisbury, NC

Items purchased include:
NC Fresh chicken
NC pork products
NC seafood
Locally raised produce
Local fresh milk dairy
Local ice cream
UNCG community garden plots


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
No

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
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A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

UNCG Dining sources locally grown & produced products. Dining Services particularly looks for NC companies that can supply locally produced foods. UNCG Dining follows Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program for sustainable seafood products. Dining serves cage free whole eggs and a large variety of vegan and vegetarian offerings daily. UNCG Dining is also active in planting and growing ten plots at the UNCG Community Garden.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

UNCG Dining Services staff take weekly inventories of foods used in Dining and Catering. Purchasing volumes are checked daily.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2,400,000 US/Canadian $

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services No No
Concessions No No

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program
Cage Free Egg
Humane Society


The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

Information for this credit was received from Kevin Deans, Exec. Director of UNCG Dining Services.

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.