Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Jessica Krejcik
Submission Date May 26, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Concordia University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Roger Côté
Vice-President, Services
Office of the VP, Services
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Creation of the position of Sustainable Food Systems Coordinator

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Sustainable Food System Coordinator is in charge of identifying local food purchasing needs and opportunities, and developing constructive and collaborative relationships with contracted food service providers, local food suppliers, on-campus food initiatives and academic units.

The new sustainable food system coordinator also develop a reporting system to track and scale the amount of healthy, local and sustainable food served at Concordia. The coordinator will also reach out to local farmers and other suppliers, organize events like harvest festivals and get input from students on what foods they want to eat.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

- Concordia campus will soon receive a "Fair Trade Campus" recognition.
- Implementation of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmer's basket service. Up to now, more than 30 people benefited from the service, receiving a food basket every 2 weeks. In total, 394 baskets have been delivered so far.
- Implementation of a multi-stakeholder sustainable food service advisory committee. So far, the committee has met 3 times.
- Implementation of a food procurement reporting mechanism. Up to now, two reports from the food service contractor have been provided to the Sustainable Food System Coordinator.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
Research ---
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate ---
Buildings ---
Dining Services Yes
Energy ---
Grounds ---
Purchasing Yes
Transportation ---
Waste Yes
Water ---
Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
Food Systems (a more holistic topic than solely dining services)

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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