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  • Drawdown Labs, membership to R&DE Stanford Dining (2021)
  • Food Systems Game Changers Lab, award to MCURC Collective Impact Initiative, joining a global program led by EAT, IDEO, Thought for Food, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Forum For the Future, building a better food future in support of the UN Food Systems Summit (2021)
  • First Place, Campus Race to Zero Waste competition, the nation’s premier waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities, in the category of per capita waste at a large campus (2020 and 2021)
  • APPA, Sustainability Innovation Award, to R&DE for utility data management, and green cleaning and internship programs (2019)
  • Good Egg Award, for R&DE Stanford Dining's cage-free purchasing program (2019)
  • Peta2 Dean's List, for R&DE Stanford Dining's vegan options (2019)
  • US Department of Energy Smart Energy Analytics Campaign, for R&DE's utility management (2018)
  • California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Best Practice Award, for R&DE's Green Cleaning Program (2018)
  • Silicon Valley Water Conservation Water Award, to R&DE for Greenscape Management (2017)
  • Smart Catch designation, by the James Beard Foundation, to R&DE Stanford Dining for the commitment to sustainable seafood purchasing program as of 2017
  • World Resource Institute’s Better Buying Lab, membership to R&DE Stanford Dining (2016)
  • Menus of Change University Research Collaborative Co Founder, R&DE, with the Culinary Institute of America (2015)
  • Peta(2)'s favorite vegan-friendly college, R&DE (2015)
  • REAL Certification, to R&DE Stanford Dining for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices (2015)
  • 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 (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)
  • Green Restaurant Association Four-Star Certification, to R&DE Stanford Dining’s Florence Moore Dining Hall (2015)
  • NACUFS Sustainability Silver Award, to R&DE Stanford Dining for the Sustainable Food Program (2012)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute College Sustainability Report Card - A Grade, to R&DE for Food and Recycling,   (2007 and 2008)
  • Acterra Business Environmental Award for Sustainability, R&DE Stanford Dining  (2007)
  • U.S. Congress Special Recognition in Sustainability, R&DE Stanford Dining (2007)
  • PG&E Award for Leadership in Applying Green Building Design, R&DE Stanford Dining (2006)
  • Certified Green Business, Santa Clara County, R&DE Stanford Dining (2004)