Dear UeaTers,

We are super excited to announce the


You asked for affordable food options on campus, and we are bringing them to you. During March, you will be able to find a complete meal for only five dollars (including taxes) at one of the locations listed below.
On Monday, $5 will get you a Local Sustainable Burger (made with local ingredients!) with Small Fries and Fountain Pop.
On Tuesday, bring your $5 bill to Sid’s Cafe (Euro Market) for a Sandwich of your choice, a Soup of your choice and a Fountain Pop.
On Wednesday, the staff at Howard Ferguson Dining Hall (at University College) will serve you a Veggie or Chicken Wrap with a Fountain Pop for only $5.
On Thursday, hop over to Veda in Sanford Fleming for their famous Stuffed Naan Sandwich (with chutney) and a Can of Pop.
On Friday, MSB is serving Pasta from the Pasta Bar, Garlic Bread and Fountain Pop.

Try it out and let us know what you think. Depending on your feedback, this program will continue into next year.


The Green Team and U-Compost on campus

Good morning UeaTers!

As promised, this post is about the wonderful Green Team at the major cafeterias.


What do they do, you ask? Keep reading to find out


8:00am: Get out of bed with a big smile. Today is another day when we will save the planet! (the Green Team is very passionate about the environment).

9:00am: Eat a big healthy well-balanced breakfast of local foods. Or maybe just a granola bar while heading out the door.

10:00am: Walk, take the transit, or bike to campus. This is one more way the Green Team helps the environment.

11:00am: Gather at Sid’s Cafe for updates. The Green Team members meet to discuss action-plans and share their experiences of the past day.

11:10am to 3:00pm
: The Green Team takes over the major cafeterias on campus (Sid’s Cafe, Robarts Cafeteria, MSB Cafeteria). This week, they are working on the U-Compost Campaign. During the lunch hour, they talk to everybody in the caferias about the benefits of composting after their meals. They show people how to compost, and discuss what goes into the green bins and what doesn’t. They give out bookmarks showing which foods can be composted, and other relevant information. Their motto is



Of course, they are talking about the green composting bins, not themselves. If you can eat it, the green compost bin can eat it as well.

: The Green Team heads to classes, work, and other activities. After a good night’s sleep, they meet again at Sid’s Cafe to discuss new ways to save the environment.

So, UeaTers, keep an eye out for the Green Team, and help them out by properly composting your organic wastes. Why? Because as a University, we are trying to divert our waste by recycling, reusing and composting. The minerals produced by composting our food wastes is used in fertilizer around the city. Every little orange peel and apple core and chicken bone and napkin counts. If you take 10 seconds out of each meal to dispose of the wastes properly, you will make the Green Team very happy.

So, do it for the Green Team, for the planet, and for yourself. 🙂

PS: Be sure to check out what one of the Green Team members had to say about his experience on his blog!