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UBC Food System Project : AMS Food and Beverage Service Chan, Vivian; Gomez, Francis; Lam, Julie; Racic, Helen; Sy, Hong; Treloar, Jonathan; Woolley, Suzanne


Our analysis of the AMS Food Services is based on a systems approach using a community-based, weak anthropocentric ethical perspective. From personal interviews and research articles, our group concluded that the AMS Food Services has done a fair job in meeting certain criteria of sustainability. AMS has shown increased profits over the past four years and has made efforts to support the local economy. For social sustainability, we focused on food security and profit distribution issues. Composing, waste management and purchasing practices contribute to ecological sustainability. Overall, our group recommends that the AMS Food Services has to increase support and awareness from the university community to help create a sustainable UBC food system. 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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