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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.90
Liaison Pegah Djamzad
Submission Date Oct. 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Simon Fraser University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Pegah Djamzad
Analyst
Sustainability Office
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability? :
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Embark Food Rescue Program

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:

SFU's Food Rescue Program is organized and managed by Embark, a non-profit student society on campus to reduce barriers to accessing food, increase food security among students on campus, and reduce food waste. Embark volunteers collect healthy and good produce from Nesters Market, a private grocery store on campus, deemed as surplus and/or un-salable by food industry standards and redistribute it to the university community on Burnaby campus for free or by donation twice a week.

The program started with two-hour distributions once every two weeks in June 2016 and increased to once a week in September 2017, and now happens twice a week since September 2017. During the summer semester, the distributions will take place once a week and will go back to twice a week in the Fall.

There are 12 Food Rescue Volunteers currently involved every week with the distributions.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:

Total weight of produce rescued and distributed to the SFU community since 2016: 4288 kg
Total number of interactions with people coming to the distribution tables since 2016: 3888


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainable Spaces Program

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

SFU's Sustainable Spaces Program offers toolkits, certification and recognition to SFU students, faculty and staff wishing to improve their offices, labs, events, and dining venues. Certified spaces receive a certificate, decal, and other resources to promote their achievements and encourage others to participate.

This program was built on SFU's Green Offices and Green Labs program and relaunched in 2017 to include dining vendors, events and residences to further engage the SFU community in incorporating sustainable thinking into their everyday spaces.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Since the launch of the Sustainable Spaces Program in 2017 SFU has certified 62 events, 2 dining vendors and 19 Offices (as of August 20, 2018).


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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For more information on the Food Rescue program please contact: Ruth Elizabeth Briggs ([email protected])

For more information on the Sustainable Spaces program please contact: Kayla Blok ([email protected])

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.