Click here to enter the 2014 Sustainability Awards.
The NACUFS Sustainability Awards annually recognize and honor member institutions that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the promotion and implementation of environmental sustainability, specifically as it relates to campus dining operations. The NACUFS Sustainability Awards support the globally accepted triple bottom line philosophy, a method of evaluating operational performance by measuring financial success as well as environmental sustainability and social responsibility—also known as “people, planet, profit.”
With the creation of these unique awards, NACUFS leads the foodservice industry in recognizing the pivotal role that dining services play in the overall sustainability goals of a campus and the daunting challenge that the dining services staff face in satisfying customers and generating revenue while simultaneously minimizing environmental impact.
The annual awards contest will recognize excellence in sustainable campus dining with a gold, silver, and bronze award in each of five operational categories:
An overall grand prize winner will be selected from among the gold category winners.
The contest will also include a Green Champion Student Award, recognizing one enrolled student from a NACUFS member institution who has demonstrated leadership in the promotion and implementation of sustainable dining on his or her campus. The Green Champion Student Award will include a $1,000 cash prize.
Gold: University of Maryland: Community Engagement Program
Silver: Harvard University: Student Reusable Mug Program
Bronze: Alfred State College: Recycling Program
Gold: University of Montana: Farm to College Program
Silver: Oregon Health and Science University: Five-Year Strategic Procurement Plan for Sustainable Goods
Bronze: University of California–Santa Barbara: Earth Friendly Dining
Outreach & Education
Gold: McGill University: McGill Feeding McGill Program
Silver: University of Buffalo: Pride of New York at UB Program
Bronze: Northern Michigan University: Dine Responsibly Program
Energy and Water Conservation
Gold: Purdue University: "New Synergies" Strategic Plan–Waste Management and Reduction
Green Student Champion: Jett Hattaway, Kennesaw State University