Food & Dining GHG Audit (SP0090)

Status: COMPLETED December 2012 - Summer 2013

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.

If you would like to learn more about this project or reach the individuals involved, please contact the krista [dot] houser [at] mcgill [dot] ca (SPF Administration Team).