Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Nova Scotia Community College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.09 / 4.00 Martha MacGowan
Project Assistant- Sustainability
Facilities & Engineering
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
2.20

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
No

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
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A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

NSCC purchases local and supports local businesses by buying the following local foods:
- Local produce from Pete’s Fruitique, Sobey’s, Macullums, Olton’s
- Dairy Products from Baxter’s Milk
- All bread is baked in house
- Meat and Seafood from local butchers such as Olton’s and green island fisheries
- The coffee served by Aramark does have an organic fair trade blend and we also have Just Us! Coffee which is organic, fair trade and roasted in Nova Scotia.

Our Burridge and Shelburne campuses have greenhouses in which they grow vegetables for the cafeteria. They do their own catering at these institutions.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

NSCC’s catering is different at each campus. A cafeterias are either run by Aramark or if the particular campus has a culinary institute the catering services are run by the students. As NSCC has so many campuses we used our Aramark inventory as our data for food and beverage purchasing as it makes up the highest percentage of our purchases. Sysco is their main supplier and they also supply for many of our campuses that do not use Aramark. Aramark follows the same strategy at every campus. Four of our 13 campuses use Aramark as a catering service, where the remaining 9 are catered by our students or a private local catering company.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
742,580.49 US/Canadian $

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services No No
Concessions No No

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:
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