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Food & Living Awards

  • R&DE won the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Water Award for Greenscape Management (2017)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining earned the Smart Catch designation by the James Beard Foundation for its sustainable seafood purchasing program (2017)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining joined the World Resource Institute’s Better Buying Lab (2016)
  • R&DE co-founded the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative with the Culinary Institute of America (2015)
  • R&DE, Stanford University was named Peta(2)'s favorite vegan-friendly college. (2015)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining became the nation’s first campus dining program to be REAL Certified for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices. (2015)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining was certified by the United States Healthful Food Council as a Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) restaurant for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices. (2015)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining was the 2015 recipient of the Hobart Center for Food Sustainability Grant for being the most innovative and best-executed foodservice sustainability organization of the year. (2015)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining’s Florence Moore Dining Hall received 4 star certification from the Green Restaurant Association (2015)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining won the 2012 NACUFS Sustainability Silver Award for the Sustainable Food Program- Living Laboratory (2012)
  • R&DE, Stanford University received an “A” for Food and Recycling, Sustainable Endowments Institute College Sustainability Report Card (2007 and 2008)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining was awarded the Acterra Business Environmental Award for Sustainability (2007)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining received a Special Recognition in Sustainability from U.S. Congress (2007)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining was given the PG&E Award for Leadership in Applying Green Building Design (2006)
  • R&DE Stanford Dining was one of the first university food service operations certified as a green business by Santa Clara County (2004)