Campus Food Systems Project

Campus Food Systems Project LogoThe Campus Food Systems Project is working to develop student leadership to bring more local, sustainable food onto Canadian campuses.  As large, institutional purchasers of food, campuses have the potential to emerge as leaders in local food system innovation, support regional food economies, and minimize the environmental impacts of their purchases through incremental shifts and commitments to more local, sustainable food procurement.  

In partnership with Sierra Youth Coalition, from 2011-2014, the Campus Food Systems Project (CFSP) is working  with students on nine pilot campuses across Canada to incubate Campus Food Strategy Groups with a focus on increasing education, awareness and applied student research opportunities for local, sustainable food systems on campuses. 

As a part of this program, each campus receives 2 years of direct support, resources, and regular connections to a national network of other students undertaking the same work. Campuses were chosen through an application process that selected for students’ ability to demonstrate leadership capacities, understanding of the campus context, and a constructive vision for supporting the shift to more local, sustainable food system on campus through a multi-stakeholder approach. 

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In partnership with Sierra Youth Coalition

Sierra Youth Coalition - Coalition Jeunesse Sierra