Figure 7.9. Weigh the Waste data from events held on March 10th, April 4th, and April 14th
Figure 7.11. The only accessible Weigh the Waste results from events conducted from 2012-2016. Total weight of waste from all types of waste combined is shown.
Figure 7.14. Results from the 2016 Chapman University Environmental Survey in response to the question “How often do you take advantage of the Just Ask Initiative, which allows you to customize your meal by cutting down portion sizes, switching to whole wheat options, adding vegetables, removing sauces, etc.?”
The operational procedures section of the 2016 Environmental Audit focuses on answering these three questions:
1) In general, do students support a vegan/vegetarian diet?
2) Is there student support for opening the vegan station on the weekend?
3) Do students know how to communicate their food preferences regarding Randal Dining Commons (RDC) food selections to Sodexo Food Services?
The following figures represent some of the results gathered from the 2016 Environmental Audit Survey and the bullet points below each figure explain two important takeaways from the data.
Figure 7.6: University Environmental Survey in response to the question: “If you have considered eating a vegetarian or vegan diet and chose not to, what stopped you?” 395 students responded to this question.
Figure 7.7: University Environmental Survey in response to the question: “Do you eat vegan/vegetarian food often even though you do not consider yourself a vegan/vegetarian?” 394 students responded to this question.
Figure 7.16: A Sodexo worker carrying out a full bowl of grilled cheese sandwiches (covered by plates) to be disposed of.
Figure 7.17: Eight full plates of leftover lasagna that will be discarded.
Figure 7.18: A significant amount of leftover sushi that is headed to the garbage.