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UBC Food Security Project : GHG emission inventory : non-milk dairy products Carney, Elizabeth; Chu, Angela; Koppert, Nigel; Law, Ka Ming; Sharpe, Kira


Greenhouse gas audits of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver campus are a component of UBC’s Climate Action Plan and the intercollegiate Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) yet, to date, UBC has not performed a food system specific emission audit. The food system at UBC is an intricate system heavily dependent on outside inputs from provincial, national, and global distributors. To effectively estimate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the UBC food system the sector was broken into three components: meat products, vegetable products, and dairy products. This report will focus on non-milk dairy products purchased by UBC in 2011: soy products, yogurt, cream cheese, other cheeses, and goat cheese. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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