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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.
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
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.
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).
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