Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Cassandra Lamontagne
Submission Date May 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Concordia University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Isabelle Mailhot-Leduc
Sustainable Food System Coordinator
Environmental Health and Safety
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
30.44

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

Food sustainability and sourcing benchmarks are monitored by analyzing velocity reports. Reports are submitted by the food service provider three times a year and presented to the Sustainable Food Service Advisory Committee. In terms of sustainable animal products, food services currently purchase some organic poultry from an Ecocert-certified producer, cage-free shell eggs from another producer, and sustainable seafood (either certified by MSC or BAA GAP, or recommended by Ocean Wise).


Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:
Yes

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

Concordia’s two Dining Halls include a vegetarian/vegan food station, open every day at lunch and dinner. These daily vegetarian/vegan options are served on a five-week menu rotation.

Food Services use the glass panels over the food stations and the menu chalkboard to identify vegetarian/vegan options. They also developed menu icons that they put on the menu stands.

Meatless Mondays are organized twice a month in the two Dining Halls. On this special day, all the food stations are vegetarian or vegan.

Besides the Dining Hall, the Concordia community has access multiple other vegetarian/vegan options on campus. The Green Beet, a café managed by Concordia Food Services, has an exclusively vegan and vegetarian menu. Many student-run cafés and soup kitchens also offer complete-protein vegan dining.


A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:
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The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
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Annual dining services expenditures on food:
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Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
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Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
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