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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 Silver
Overall Score 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 4.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
EH&S
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
11.81

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

-Aramark partners with local farmers through Feast Down East. FDE provides fresh and sustainably produced eggs, meat, fish and produce to dining location. We value the connection to local farmers and strive to provide students with local and fresh options.
-Dub’s Café offers a seasonal menu with locally grown and harvested food. Menu items include organic produce, cage free eggs and poultry, grass fed beef and sustainable seafood.
-We commit 10% of dining purchases to local food as part of the NC 10% campaign


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)?:
Yes

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:
14.85

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:

-Food trucks were introduced by Aramark to the UNCW campus in 2012.
- Food Truck partners include:
- Local BBQ Pork Truck featuring locally raised hogs from Eastern NC
- Local Burger Truck featuring grass-fed beef burgers, local sweet potatoes, and bread
-Aramark partners with Port City Java to provided student with a globally grown and locally roasted coffee. This coffee is also serves students in Wagoner Dining Hall, Dub’s Café and convenience stores on campus.
-In the POD stores, there is a variety of sustainably produced food that is third party verified and vegan certified.
- The POD Stores feature several local NC products, including but not limited to, Veggie Wagon, Flaming Amy’s, Feast Down East Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables, Kerala Curry Products, Local Gelato and Ice Cream, Local Ground Beef and Bacon Products { vendor varies }, frozen blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries from local farms, and Local Bakery items.
-Aramark partners with local farmers through Feast Down East. FDE provides fresh and sustainably produced eggs, meat, fish and produce to dining location. We value the connection to local farmers and strive to provide students with local and fresh options. FDE is a USDA Food Hub located in Burgaw, NC
-Dub’s Café offers a seasonal menu with locally grown and harvested food. Menu items include organic produce, cage free eggs and poultry, grass fed beef and sustainable seafood.
-We commit 10% of dining purchases to local food as part of the NC 10% campaign

+ Date Revised: May 23, 2016

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

-Campus Dining strongly supports the local food movement and strives to purchase and serve as many local foods as possible in dining locations and at catering events. Currently an average of 15% of Campus Dining food purchases are sourced locally or are organic, humanly raised, fair trade or GMO free.
-Campus Dining offers locally-grown and processed items in UNCW’s four convenience stores. Brands such as Amy’s, Kerala Curry, Feast Down East and Olde Point Gold Honey are all available on campus. In addition, fair trade coffee and tea is offered in campus c-stores as well as a variety of vegan and gluten-free items.
-Green Spot, a station located in Hawk’s Nest, focuses on local foods. From fresh local seafood, to local vegetable and herbs, Green Spot showcases all that North Carolina farms have to offer. With several vegan and gluten-free choices, it’s a great option for those with specialty dietary needs as well.
-Campus Dining supports and has valued partnerships with several sustainability and local food organizations in the Wilmington community including Feast Down East, Goodness Grows in North Carolina and the 10% campaign.
-Food trucks were introduced by Campus Dining to the UNCW campus in 2013. It has featured local business such as Poor Piggy’s BBQ, P.T. Grille and most recently Mama Rocks Desserts.
-UNCW Campus Dining partners with Port City Java to provided student with a fair trade, globally grown and local roasted coffee. This coffee is also serves students in Wagoner Dining Hall, Dub’s Café and convenience stores on campus.
-In the POD stores, there is a variety of sustainably produced food that is third party verified and vegan certified.
-Campus dining partners with local farmers through Feast Down East. FDE provides fresh and sustainably produced eggs, meat, fish and produce to dining location. We value the connection to local farmers and strive to provide students with local and fresh options.
-Dub’s Café offers a seasonal menu with locally grown and harvested food. Menu items include organic produce, cage free eggs and poultry, grass fed beef and sustainable seafood.


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

UNCW Campus Dining and interns from the UNCW student population analyze food invoices and vendor velocity reports to track purchases. Invoices are based on criteria such as local, cage free, humanly raised, sustainably harvested seafood, organic, fair trade and rain forest certified products.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
5,629,607 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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes Yes

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:

n/a


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

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.