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Sustainability: Resources & Current Initiatives

This guide will help you locate sustainability resources such as websites, articles and books.

General Resources

AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Stark State College is a member of this association.  If you register using your stark state email address, you will have full access to their resources.  Search under "Resource Center" and "Dining Services."

STARS - Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating System

v1.0 Technical Manual, Operations Chapter, Dining Services located on page 104 (107)

CHEFS - CHarting Emissions from Food Services

"Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy"

Meatless Mondays

Have you heard of the "Meatless Mondays" movement?  It began with a grassroots campaign and has spread to restaurants, public cafeterias, public schools and is now infiltrating higher education cafeterias.  Here are a few links:

And probably the most informative article - from of course!: 

Local Food Resources

Local Food Resources

  • Farm to Schools program:
  • CAFF
  • NACUFS (National Association of College & University Food Service)
  • Real Food Calculator
  • Slow Food on Campus
  • Sustainable Table (Good FAQs on benefits)

Local Markets:

Example Dining Service Programs:

  • Eastern Carolina Organics (example coop)
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio University

Short Term Goals

Which initiative would you like to see implemented ?  (You can only pick ONE choice, but you may be able to vote more than once...)

Short Term Goals
Reusable Mug Discount: 1 votes (25%)
Meatless Mondays (1x/month): 0 votes (0%)
Increase Vegetarian Options: 2 votes (50%)
Donate Surplus Foods: 0 votes (0%)
Purchase Recycled Content Napkins: 0 votes (0%)
Post Nutritional Information: 0 votes (0%)
Increase Local Product Purchases: 1 votes (25%)
Total Votes: 4