Tufts University

  • Type: Liberal Arts, Private, 4 yr, 5000-10,000, Grad School, Urban
  • Region: Northeast
  • Address:
  • City: Medford/Boston
  • State: MA
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  • URL: http://www.tufts.edu
  • Food budget: 5,000,000
  • Provider: self operated
  • On campus concessions: Starbucks Coffee, Green Mountain Coffee, Pura Vida Coffee, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Kraft
  • Dining Services Director/Executive Chef: Patricia Klos
  • Needs and challenges: More student involvement in front-of-house composting and overall education and out-reach, removing vending machines, staff and administration being receptive to students regarding vending/concessions, increased collaboration between various schools (undergrad/grad, medical/dental/nutrition, etc)
  • Successes and achievements: More than 60% solid waste is diverted from the waste stream through composting and recycling. Over 15% of produce purchased in FY09 came from local sources (Northeast).
  • Composting: pre-consumer food waste, post-consumer food waste, food waste from special events
  • Food activities: farm-to-college program, local purchasing, academic programs, student organizations, fair trade purchasing, organic purchasing, humane purchasing
  • Relevant academic programs: Course(s) offered, Major or concentration, Extracurricular Activities, Student-run programs, Graduate degree
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