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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-T2-3: Trayless Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lilas Bielopotocky
Supervisor
Augustana Campus Dining Services
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Does the institution have a trayless dining program in which trays are removed from or not available in dining halls?:
Yes

A brief description of the trayless dining program:

The University of Alberta Augustana Campus has run a trayless cafeteria for approximately 5 years ago. This program:
- Saves ½ a gallon of water for every tray that does not have to be cleaned;
- Reduces the amount of chemical cleaning agents needed, preventing chemicals from going down the drain;
- Reduces the amount of food waste produced by approximately 30%, because students tend to take only what they can eat, instead of overloading their trays.


List the year the program was started:
Sept. 1, 2009

The overall percentage of meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The percentage of meal plan meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The percentage of retail facility meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The percentage of conference meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The website URL where information about the program is available:

100 per cent of the meals served at Augustana Campus are trayless. However, we are unable to estimate accurately how this translates into percentage of meal plan meals, conference meals, and so on served there. However, please note that Augustana Campus is responsible for approximately 10 per cent of institutional food procurement spending at the university, so this gives some indication of the scale of this program.

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.