Food Encouraging the use of local foods may empower and educate students, faculty and administration on the importance of being aware of food production. Using local foods will also stimulate the regional economy. Evaluation can be in use of local foods, dining waste, trayless dining, vegetarian and vegan options, trans-fats, pre-consumer food, waste composting, post-consumer food waste composting, food donation and recycled content products.
The Food Recovery Network is one of first free videos for NACUBO members noted below as part of the "Win Win - Expanding Financial Leadership" series. Since this video was published the amount of campuses involved in the program has grown by 200%; benefiting waste recovery (costs) at a campus, enriching the lives of those in the community AND creating leadership and organizational skills amoung students participating.
As of 2018, Food Recovery Network has now expanded to over 230 sites nationwide. Check out their website if the program can be applied to your campus.
NACUBO's Business Officer magazine "Waste Not, Want Not" and "The New Food Fight"
A Method to the Menu
EXPANDING FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP SERIES:
In the web series Expanding Financial Leadership: Facilities, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability there are now five 30-minute videos that will inform participants on how to expand their knowledge base to create a conceptual facilities framework that can impact their campuses for years to come. Food Recovery is one of those videos.
Additional information is available from campuses that have addressed this on their Annual Meeting posters;
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.Healthy and sustainable food system.
- Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN IUPIU Campus Sustainability: kitchens, urban gardens, EPA Green Power Challenge, Solar, Campus Commute and Tree Campus USA statistics.
- Carleton College, Northfield, Minn. Sustainability: energy conservation, clean energy production, waste reduction, student activism, and food procurement.
- Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia Zero waste innovation, fair trade campus.