Johns Hopkins University commits to local purchasing

The university also signed a pledge with the Real Food Challenge.

Dec. 5—When you're Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD, you don't underestimate the power of your decisions—or your dollars.

And because students and administrators understand the potential they have to influence their peers, they aim high.

So, when members of student group Real Food Hopkins decided they wanted local, sustainably sourced foods on campus, they didn't just want them on the menu in the cafeterias. They wanted them to play a starring role.