Defining local (STARS)
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This post is related to STARS, AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.
A group of us at Middlebury are trying to get a clearer picture of what other schools consider to be “local” when it comes to purchasing food for their dining services. We wondered whether AASHE has an official definition or whether it is left for each member institution to determine their own definition. I know that in the STARS Food and Beverage Purchasing credit a 250 mile radius is used, but is that AASHE’s official definition of local food? I would also love to hear what other schools are using as their definition.
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