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Award Categories

The NACUFS Sustainability Awards recognize and honor member institutions that have successfully demonstrated a measurable reduction in their dining program’s environmental impact in the following major operational categories:

A gold, silver, and bronze award will be awarded in each category. These annual award winners will be recognized at the NACUFS national conference and featured on the NACUFS website.

Grand Prize: NACUFS Award for Excellence in Sustainable Dining

One grand prize winner will be selected from among the category gold award winners to receive the NACUFS Award for Excellence in Sustainable Dining. In addition to being a category winner, this grand prize award winner will have modeled exemplary excellence in the pursuit of a sustainable dining practice, resulting in a significantly reduced environmental impact and providing a best practice model for the NACUFS membership. The winner will be presented with the gift of a living tree indigenous to the winning campus’ geography. The award will be announced and presented to the winning institution at the NACUFS national conference.