R&DE Sustainability Awards

R&DE Sustainability Awards

R&DE’s list of sustainability awards from reputable organizations and institutional partners worldwide and through the years reflects our commitment to lead sustainability efforts at Stanford and our strong partnership with Sustainable Stanford, aligned with senior leadership’s long-term sustainability goals.

2021

Food Inspiration Magazine
Sophie Egan on Sea Vegetables and Conscious Eating. October 5, 2021

Stanford News

Stanford News
Reducing campus emissions focus of new Stanford program. August 20, 2021

Stanford News

Stanford Today
R&DE Stanford Dining advances sustainability effort. April 2021

Stanford Today

AASHE Stars

2019 Platinum Rating
R&DE Stanford Dining

AASHE Stars

Campus Dining Today
The Bold Sustainability Vision of One Plate, One Planet: How R&DE Stanford Dining is Driving Climate Action and Equitable Procurement. 2019

Campus Dining Today

Good Egg Award, for R&DE Stanford Dining's cage-free purchasing program  
https://www.compassioninfoodbusiness.com/awards/good-egg-award/
https://rde.stanford.edu/dining/news-and-awards

Compassion

2018

US Department of Energy Smart Energy Analytics Campaign, 
for R&DE's utility management

https://sustainable.stanford.edu/content/residential-and-dining-enterprises-rde-recognized-
us-doe-smart-energy-analytics-campaign

US Department of Energy

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Best Practice Award, 
for R&DE's Green Cleaning Program  

https://chesc.org/best-practice-awards/2018-best-practice-award-winners/

CHESC

Smart Catch designation, by the James Beard Foundation, to R&DE Stanford Dining 
for the commitment to sustainable seafood purchasing program as of 2017

https://www.jamesbeard.org/smart-catch

 

James Beard

2015

Hobart Center for Food Sustainability Grant, to R&DE Stanford Dining for being the
most innovative and best-executed foodservice sustainability organization of the year, 2015
 
https://www.food-management.com/archive/hobart-center-foodservice-sustainability-will-award-5000-grant-individual-or-company-most-in
 

Hobart

Menus of Change University Research Collaborative Co-Founder, R&DE, 
with the Culinary Institute of America  

https://www.menusofchange.org/images/uploads/pdf/MCURC_Overview_(10-31-17)1.pdf
https://www.ciachef.edu/mcurc-release/
 

MCURC & The Culinary Institute of America

Peta(2)'s favorite vegan-friendly college, R&DE  
https://collegereportcard.peta.org/college/stanford-university/
 

PETA

United States Healthful Food Council Certification as a Responsible Epicurean
and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) restaurant, to R&DE Stanford Dining
for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices  

https://www.food-management.com/news-trends/stanford-first-college-get-real

REAL Certified

Hobart Center for Food Sustainability Grant, to R&DE Stanford Dining for being the
most innovative and best-executed foodservice sustainability organization of the year
 
https://www.food-management.com/archive/hobart-center-foodservice-sustainability-will-award-5000-grant-individual-or-company-most-in
https://rde.stanford.edu/dining/news-and-awards
 

Hobart

2012

Stanford University is Nation’s First REAL Certified Campus Dining Program
Eat REAL and U.S. Healthful Food Council recognized Stanford University as the first campus dining program in the country to be Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) Certified for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices. Modeled after the LEED green building program, REAL is the nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and foodservice operators committed to holistic nutrition and environmental stewardship.

Eat Real

National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Sustainability Silver Award, 
to R&DE Stanford Dining for the Sustainable Food Program
 
https://www.nacufs.org/Awards/SustainabilityAwards
https://issuu.com/nacufs/docs/cdtspringsummer13
 

NACUFS

2008 and 2007

Sustainable Endowments Institute College Sustainability Report Card - A Grade, 
to R&DE for Food and Recycling

http://greenreportcard.org/report-card-2011/schools/stanford-university.html

Sustainable Endowments Institute

U.S. Congress Special Recognition in Sustainability, R&DE Stanford Dining
 

US Congress

2006

PG&E Award for Leadership in Applying Green Building Design, R&DE Stanford Dining 
 

PG&E

2004

Certified Green Business, Santa Clara County, R&DE Stanford Dining  

Certfied Green Business

Learn more about other R&DE awards in the areas of programming and operations.
https://rde.stanford.edu/awards

Stanford Dining Awards 
https://rde.stanford.edu/dining/news-and-awards