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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-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
66.40

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

Track purchasing invoices


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”):

-Vegan and vegetarian options are offered at every meal. Wagoner Dining hall provides a Vegan Power Station (#veganpower) every day that is dedicated to providing plant based proteins such as lentils, beans, edamame, tempeh and almond butter. Stations within the dining location offer vegan burgers, vegan cheese and soy nuggets as well as vegetarian burgers. Wagoner Hall offers Vegan dessert items like brownies and cranberry cookies. A large salad bar selection is offered along with vegan pasta, pizza and soup.
-Dub’s Café offers Vegan Sandwich options for breakfast and lunch, Vegan BBQ, as well as an assortment of vegan sides.
-Meatless Mondays- Our goal is to help reduce meat consumption 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet. UNCW Campus Dining participates in providing meatless alternatives every Monday.
-Vegan and Vegetarian Sushi is offered every Friday at Wagoner Dining Hall.


A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:

-Vegan and Vegetarian Sushi is offered every Friday at Wagoner Dining Hall.
-Vegan and vegetarian options are offered at every meal. Wagoner Dining hall provides a Vegan Power Station (#veganpower) every day that is dedicated to providing plant based proteins.
-Dub’s Café offers Vegan Sandwich options for breakfast and lunch, Vegan BBQ, as well as an assortment of vegan sides.
-Meatless Mondays- UNCW Campus Dining participates in providing meatless alternatives every Monday.
-Wagoner Hall and Dub’s Café offers a seasonal menu with locally grown and harvested food.
-Wagoner Hall provides a Chef’s Table station that features locally grown food that is vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.


The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
4,967,902 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
1,417,608.58 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
717,227.42 US/Canadian $

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.