Who:

University of Lausanne (UNIL), founded in 1537
7 Faculties – 12,400 students, 3,100 staff

Context:

The weekly market provides the University community with local fresh products and encourages students and staff to eat local seasonal produce.

Description:

To set up a weekly market, an agreement was signed between the UNIL Rectorate and two student associations (FAE and UNIPOLY).
The Rectorate makes a site available (including cleaning and water).

Students from the two associations manage the market, i.e.:
- contacts with market sellers (market gardeners, cheese-makers and bakers from the region)
- assembly and dismantling of stands every Tuesday.

The agreement specifies that products offered must be produced by the sellers themselves in a people-friendly and environmentally-friendly way.
Since November 2011, it has also been possible to order seasonal baskets.

Budget:

CHF 0.-

Results:

Market sales vary according to the weather and the campus population at any given time.
Being a fairly recent project, results as yet are difficult to evaluate.
The market is closed outside term time.

Duration:

In place since May 2011

Website:

http://www.unil.ch/durable/home/menuinst/projets-etudiants/marche.html

UGAF Best Practice Category:

Campus Management / Eco-consumption