Posts for the Topic food

Feature: Reducing waste with A Friendlier Company

Kayli and Jacqui with their containers

Prior to COVID-19, zero-waste take-out was already challenging. The pandemic made it even harder, with restrictions on the use of personal mugs, take-out boxes and more for sanitation reasons. However, one company is beating the odds and helping local restaurants transform their practices towards circular systems. Today, we are sharing the story of A Friendlier Company, whose vision is to create a centralized, circular system across Canada.

What I eat in a day: plant-based edition

What I Eat in a Day: Plant-based Edition

In an age where several food options are available with a click of an UberEats delivery button, choosing what to eat can be quite unmotivating, costly, and, at times, difficult. For this reason, I aim to help you reinvent each meal in a manner that is amusing, creative, and healthy by providing you with a “What I Eat in a Day: Plant-based Edition.” I listed potential plant-based meals for you and your family to cook at home for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, I provided an assortment of snacks that are quick, affordable, customizable depending on your preference and style, and most importantly, plant-based!

Guest Blog: Eco Containers

What is it?

We’ve all heard the saying “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, and that is exactly what Food Services is trying to accomplish through the eco-container program. The eco-container program is currently a pilot project at the newest residence building, Claudette Millar Hall.

Sustainability Story: St Jerome's Commitment to Food Sustainability

The St. Jerome's Food Services Team

What does local even mean?

Local. Organic. Sustainable. Fair trade. Vegan. Genetically-modified. Free-range. MSC-certified. And the list goes on! As soon as we walk into the grocery store, we are hit with a plethora of food labels claiming to be good for you, but what dictates your decision when buying these items?

5 simple things you can do to make the University of Waterloo a more sustainable campus!

Aerial view of campus

You've probably heard that the University of Waterloo has released sustainability reports in the past, and that there is progress being made on many aspects of sustainability. But how can students, staff and faculty make a meaningful and long-lasting impact on-campus?

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