Coolfood Pledge (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 34: Coolfood Pledge – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARS. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Refer to the Coolfood Pledge list of members to see if your institution is already participating. 
  • Work with your dining services team(s) and/or similar to consider signing the Pledge.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Documentation must be provided that the institution is currently an active member of the Coolfood Pledge.

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