Wooster College does not sit in the most productive agricultural region in the country by a long shot. Nevertheless, the school, located in northern Ohio between Cleveland and Columbus, has one of the most successful local procurement programs in the country, as a full 36 percent of its food purchases come from within 250 miles of campus, the definition for “local” accepted by the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) STARS (Sustainability
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Wooster College Dining gets over a third of its product from local sources
At last count, a full 36 percent of the food purchased by the program comes from within 250 miles of campus, and that’s just one aspect of its robust sustainability efforts.