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Developing a sustainable food outlet for UBC Food Services in the new Beaty Biodiversity Centre Leung, Angela; Molavi, Anna; Fairey, Elise; Kong, Gary; Cheng, Jian Hui; Ho, Matthew


The Beaty Biodiversity Centre, currently under construction on UBC's Main Mall, will be the future site of both the Biodiversity Centre and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. A new sustainable UBC Food Service outlet is also slated for development within the museum. Expected to be the first of its kind as well as a possible model for other food outlets on the UBC campus, we were tasked with the opportunity to propose 'green' options for the outlet in terms of interior design, energy usage, waste management and menu options, amongst other things. We also showcase the future food outlet's role in the broader scope of the national and global food system. Extensive primary and secondary researched methods were employed, including literature reviews, personal communications with various stakeholders and review of other sustainable food outlets, in order for us to reach our conclusions. Recommendations to the various stakeholders and future AGSC 450 classes were also given. 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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