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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 71.76
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kerstyn Lane
Program Manager
Sustain SU: The Student Sustainability Service
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Does the institution have a student-run enterprise, such as a cafe, through which students gain sustainable business skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the enterprise:

The UAlberta Farmers' Market is coordinated by Sustain SU, a student-run sustainability service of the undergraduate Students’ Union. The market is organized by the Farmers' Market Coordinator with the support of several Campus Sustainability Volunteers. Markets run from September to April, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Main Floor of the Students' Union Building. During the 2013-2014 season 16 vendors participated.

The program is planned and implemented almost exclusively by students, the staff and volunteers. Participants gain the following business skills:

- Marketing and communications planning and implementation
- Recruitment and retention of vendors
- Developing working relationships with vendors
- Growing knowledgeable of liability requirements and enforcing market procedures
- Collecting and processing payments from vendors
- Logistical requirements for market operations including placement of booths


The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:

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