Student survey gathers data for ‘Meatless Mondays,’ no current plans

17 September 2019

Caitlyn Dieckmann

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A UCCS student who could not be reached for comment posted a survey on the UCCS Bulletin Board Facebook group looking to gather data on a business proposal to implement “Meatless Mondays” on campus.

Linda Kogan, the director of sustainability, said that “Meatless Monday” programs have been around for a while. Despite previous efforts to start the program at UCCS, Kogan has never witnessed it implemented.

According to Kogan, the goal of the “Meatless Monday” program is to generate awareness about the environmental impacts of meat industries.

Dining and Hospitality Services receives suggestions for dietary options on campus.

“It is my responsibility to develop a program that meets the needs of all students, faculty, staff and community members,” said Robin Margolin, executive director of auxiliary services. “Dining and Hospitality Services’ menus are designed to allow our campus community to make dietary choices as they wish, on any day of the week. In doing so, we offer vegan options at all meals.”

Although the campus does not go “meatless,” faculty and staff do educate students and encourage informed dietary choices, according to Margolin.

“We do not dictate food choices; we merely suggest and educate,” said Margolin.

Margolin encourages community members to email her to discuss campus nutrition and sustainable food on campus.