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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 46.60
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 22, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Utah State University
OP-T2-3: Trayless Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Corey Cozzens
Sous Chef
Dining Services
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Does the institution have a trayless dining program in which trays are removed from or not available in dining halls?:
Yes

A brief description of the trayless dining program:

After an internal waste audit conducted by USU Dining Services in the summer of 2008, USU implemented trayless dining. Food costs and food wasted decreased dramatically. Reduction of food waste is an essential part of USU Dining Services‘ sustainable efforts. Trayless dining reduces food waste, conserves energy, reduces water waste, reduces chemical waste, and encourages healthier eating habits.


List the year the program was started:
Sept. 1, 2008

The overall percentage of meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The percentage of meal plan meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The percentage of retail facility meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The percentage of conference meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The website URL where information about the program is available:
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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.