Getting Involved

There are plenty of ways to get involved in the growing number of environmental initiatives on the St. George campus at the University of Toronto. Get started with these currently operating programs!

The Local Food Challenge

  • Getting involved in The Local Food Challenge is easy! The purpose of this program is to generate a higher degree of awareness in the U of T community about where their food comes from. All you have to do to participate in the challenge is inquire about where produce and meat have been produced. This can be at your local farmer’s market, any grocery store and virtually anywhere you purchase food. The more interest we can generate in the U of T community, the greater the encouragement we can provide to local farmers.
  • Local Food, as outlined by the University of Toronto, Food Services is defined as food that is produced in Ontario. For more information on our Local Food Standards and why it’s important to support local Ontario farms, click here!

Veggie Mondays

  • Food Services began “Veggie Mondays” to promote the sustainability of plant-based alternatives to meat at the U of T, St. George campus. Just by simply pledging to “go veggie” on Mondays, you can get a 10% discount card that you can use every Monday for strictly vegetarian meals. To learn more about Veggie Mondays, click here!

Composting/Recycling

  • If you’d like to get involved in composting and recycling on campus; you just need to read our compost bins to see what goes inside and to pay attention to the dividers when you throw something out, respectively.
  • To learn more about composting, click here.

Eco Trays

  • The first step to getting your hands on an Eco-Tray is taking a look at our Food Map to find a location that manages them. For a single $5.00 purchase, you get your very own Eco-Tray card that you can trade in for a container at participating locations for any and every meal! Click here to learn more about Eco-Trays.

Lug a Mug

  • Lug a Mug is one of Food Services’ longest standing campaigns. Every time you fill your mug at one of our Food Service locations at the St. George, U of T campus, you get a $0.25 discount! To learn more about Lug a Mug and where you can pick up your mug, click here.

Bottle Free Campus

  • Participating in the Bottle-Free Campus program is really easy; just bring your own refillable water bottles and make use of all the bottle-filling stations Food Services has put all over the U of T, St. George Campus! If you’d like to learn more about our Bottle Free campus program, click here.