UBC Food Services is guided by a vision to nourish and support students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors by providing fresh and delicious food experiences in a socially and ecologically conscious manner.
One of the ways we work to fulfill this vision is through our sustainability practices. From the zero waste initiatives in place at all of our food outlets, to hyper local sourcing from UBC Farm, here are a few of the ways we're reducing our environmental impact.
We purchase seasonal foods from UBC Farm and other local producers, as close to campus as possible. This helps reduce the carbon footprint of our food, provides our kitchens with the freshest ingredients possible, and supports the local economy.
A variety of vegan and vegetarian options are readily available in our food outlets to reduce our impact on air, land, water and climate.
All seafood served at UBC Food Services locations (except national brand franchises) is 100% Ocean Wise certified. That means it is sustainably harvested in a way that limits negative impacts on habitats and the greater ecosystem.
UBC aspires to be a “Zero Waste” campus where waste is greatly reduced and/or treated as reusable resources. As a Zero Waste partner we strive to compost all food scraps, use recyclable or compostable single-use containers, offer BYOC discounts, and encourage the reduction of single-use items.
We are proud to work with campus and local food organizations like Sprouts and Vancouver Food Runners to donate our surplus food for community meal programs and those in need.
Learn more about our Food Vision & Values at food.ubc.ca/food-revolution.
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