Food matters not only to our health, but also to the health of our community and our planet. Through the Sustainability Plan, the University of Alberta has committed to enhancing sustainability in purchasing, preparing and disposing of food, and related equipment and supplies. Across all five campuses, the university strives to provide sustainable food, encourage healthy eating, reduce food waste, and increase composting and recycling.

Dining Services


The university’s primary food service provider, Aramark, supplies food that is produced and procured in an ecologically and socially responsible way, helping the university reduce its environmental footprint. Learn about Aramark’s sustainability commitments at CampusDish.

Augustana Campus Cafeteria

From sourcing food locally to eliminating serving trays to increasing awareness about sustainable food, Augustana’s cafeteria strives to be an institutional leader in sustainable food practices. Learn about Augustana’s commitments to sustainable food.


The university encourages students, faculty and staff to opt for reusable containers over disposable ones. Many food retailers at the university offer a discount to those who bring a reusable mug, cup or container.

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Gardens and Markets

Campus community gardens and healthy food options across the university make it easy for students, faculty and staff to eat sustainably. Learn about sustainable food on campus.

Fair Trade Campus

Designated by Fairtrade Canada, the university is a Fair Trade Campus. Learn about our campus-wide commitment to fair trade.

Workshop: From Farm to Fridge

Do you like the idea of eating sustainably, but don’t know where to start? The Office of Sustainability has the workshop for you! Learn more or sign up for our From Farm to Fridge Workshop today!