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Food & Dining GHG Audit (SP0090)

Status: ONGOING December 2012 - present

The Audit hopes to foster ann efficient and consistent waste, water, and energy management system across all McGill Food and Dining Services’ residence cafeterias. 

(From the Results Report and Action Plan)

Following the results of a preliminary student survey of energy consuming cafeteria equipment, the Director of McGill Food and Dining Services (MFDS) and the university’s Energy Manager proposed to broaden existing research on dining hall sustainability with a comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) audit.

Financed by the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF), the project creators enlisted the support of the McGill Energy Project (MEP) and the McGill Food Systems Project (MFSP) to recruit ideal candidates to take on the audit. As a result, five student auditors and two projects supervisors from varying faculties were hired to further assess the carbon footprint of four primary residence food service locations and develop the strategies to reduce it.

The goals of this study are to establish:

  • A baseline of MFDS’ current GHG emissions
  • Detailed recommendations to reduce MFDS’ current GHG emissions.
  • A comprehensive action plan to ensure continuity and cyclic assessment.

Read the Results Report and the Action Plan