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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
OP-T2-11: Reusable Container Discounts

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dolores March
General Manager
Hospitality Services, Ancillary Services
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Does campus dining operations offer discounts to customers who use reusable mugs instead of disposable cups in to-go food service operations?:
Yes

A brief description of the reusable mug program:

NORTH CAMPUS
University Dining Services on North Campus offers a 10 cent discount for the use of a reusable mug; this applies to all beverages, at all University Dining Services locations.

Additionally, vendors in the Students’ Union Building offer “Dishcounts” ranging from 10 cents to 25 cents for patrons who bring their own reusable mug or food dish.

AUGUSTANA CAMPUS
When customers bring their own mugs to the Café, a discount is given.


Amount of the discount offered for using reusable mugs:
0.10

Description of other reusable food- or beverage-related programs (e.g. incentives for use of reusable bags, dishware, to-go containers):

Vendors in the Students’ Union Building offer “Dishcounts” ranging from $0.20 to $0.25 for patrons who bring their own reusable food dish.

Sustain SU: the Student Sustainability Service also runs a Reusable Dish Program, which makes plates freely available in the Students' Union Building cafeteria for patrons to use. These plates are eligible for a "Dishcount" at food vendors in the Students' Union Building. The program also extends to the rest of the campus community so they can rent reusable dishware for events, conferences, meetings,etc. For the 2013-14 academic year total rentals were: 12,851 dinner plates, 3,010 appetizer plates, 6,935 cups, 227 pitchers.

Website: http://su.ualberta.ca/services/sustainsu/reusabledish/


The website URL where information about the reusable mug discount program is available:
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The University of Alberta’s Office of Sustainability provides in-kind and financial support directly to Sustain SU for this Reusable Dish Program. Contributions are explored and approved annually via sponsorship and collaboration agreements.

Additional Responsible Party:
Name: Lilas Bielopotocky
Department: Augustana Food Services
Position: Supervisor

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