Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
People's Republic of Delicious: community space

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 People's Republic of Delicious is a student run organization that collects cosmetically damaged food and runs a community kitchen to prepare those foods and serve them back to the community for free.

This year, the University of Ottawa formally donated a preparation and storage space to the organization so that they can continue their activities on campus. The space was a former kitchen and serving space so it fit well with the operations of the group.

The People's Republic of Delicious focuses on food recovery and vegan meals. The volunteers of the group work communally to ensure that the team and any new volunteers understand the issues related to food waste (cosmetically damaged food, over-stocked food, and best before dates) and vegan eating.

The group works with not only the campus community, but also with organizations off-campus to recover food and advocate for environmentally friendly issues.

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

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:

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