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Sustainability Awards

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries this year! We are working out the details for how we'll recognize all the winners during the 2020 virtual conference. We look forward to celebrating your achievements.

The 2020 Sustainability award grand prize winner is:

University of Oregon


The 2020 Procurement Practices award winners are:

Gold: Michigan State University
Silver: University of Florida


The 2020 Waste Management award winners are:

Gold: University of Oregon
Silver: Vanderbilt University
Bronze: Boston College


The 2020 Outreach and Education award winners are:

Gold: Michigan State University
Gold: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Silver: Stony Brook University
Bronze: University of Maryland

 

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: