Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.32
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Humber College
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
GARDENS Pod Project 2016

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Pod Project is similar to the concept of a community garden, except the pods tend to be smaller, mobile, raised beds that don't need a lot of space and are spread throughout the community. The pods will increase community residents' contact with greenery, encourage physical activity amongst the gardeners and volunteers, and boost populations of pollinators in the neighbourhood. By donating a portion of the harvest to the community, the pods will also impact food security for low income earners, lone parent families, persons living on fixed incomes, and people with disabilities living in the South Etobicoke area. An estimated minimum of 500 kg of produce will be available for distribution within the community.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Food & Dining
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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