Published July 11, 2013
UB Campus Dining and Shops has been awarded silver in this year’s National College and University Food Service Association (NACUFS) Sustainability Awards contest for their entry, Pride of New York at UB, in the Outreach and Education category.
The awards contest recognizes excellence in sustainable campus dining with a gold, silver, and bronze award in each of five operational categories: Procurement Practices, Energy and Water Conservation, Waste Management, Materials and Resources, and Outreach and Education.
The NACUFS Sustainability Awards annually recognize and honor 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.
"We are very honored to be recognized for our efforts to promote local farms and food manufacturers," said Jeff Brady, executive director for UB Campus Dining and Shops. "As a local company ourselves, we know the importance of helping our community find and choose local products while building relationships with growers, food artisans, and food manufacturers right here in Western New York.
UB Campus Dining and Shops will be recognized at the 2013 NACUFS National Conference in Minneapolis, MN, July 10-13. A complete list of 2013 winners can be found at http://www.nacufs.org/sustainability-awards