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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.

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Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Western University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):
31

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

Western calculated the amount spent on food purchased from local growers or processors by defining local as “food that has been grown, raised, produced, or processed within 150 miles of the campus”. Therefore, if a 250 mile radius (STARS' definition of local) was taken into consideration, these numbers are likely to increase.

Furthermore, Western uses the definition of “organically grown or procured” food as defined according to USDA or Quality Assurance International standards.


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

TOTAL annual food budget (2009-2010): $5,300,000

Breakdown:
- Fruits and vegetables: $1,500,000
- Dairy: $536,000
- Eggs: $101,800
- Meat and poultry: $940,000
- Seafood: $92,700
- Coffee: $58,500

Food budget spent on purchasing food that was GROWN or RAISED locally: $265,000
- Distributor: Green City Produce, London, Ontario

Food budget spend on purchasing food that was PROCESSED locally: $1,310,000
- Distributor: Sysco Toronto

Note: The numbers included in this report were taken from Western’s “College Sustainability Report Card” submitted in August 2010.

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.