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University of Tokyo Co-op Cafeteria Menu CFP Display Initiatives
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Does this display look familiar to you?

This display is a label designed by GXSN that displays CFP (carbon footprint).


We at GXSN are participating in an initiative to display CFP along with menus at the University of Tokyo's co-op cafeteria for five days from January 22nd (Monday) to January 26th (Friday).


CFP (carbon footprint) is a calculation of the total amount of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide emitted directly and indirectly through our daily activities (see below for how to calculate).

One person's actions may seem small, but your actions can influence the actions of others and become the catalyst for a larger movement.

Think Globally, Act Locally” in your daily food choices, “CFP (cWhy not incorporate a metric called “arbon footprint”?


Q. Sort the following menus in descending order of emissions.

  • Chicken Tatsutadon

  • NEXT Kimchi Kalbi bowl (soybean meat)

  • Spicy miso pork bowl

  • Oil sardine bowl (sardine)


  • Grilled chicken (with rice)

  • Kitsunesoba

  • Miso boiled mackerel set meal


Multiple studies have shown that emissions tend to be high in meat such as beef and mutton, slightly high in pork, moderate in meat such as chicken, and low in beans, grains, and potatoes.It is. Seafood products generally have medium to low emissions depending on the type, with small floating fish such as mackerel and sardines having the lowest emissions. The greenhouse gas emissions of domestically produced mackerel and sardines have also been calculated in a laboratory at the University of Tokyo, and the results are similar to those found in overseas studies. (posterThan)

*By referring to these general trends and local production for local consumption initiatives, it is possible to consider eating habits with emissions in mind, even for foods that are not labeled with CFP. (If you want to know more about specific actions you can take,All Choshi Fisheries Processing Cooperative Special Pagefart! )




​What is carbon emissions?


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​Are there other indicators?

Would you like to work with GXSN?

GXSN (University of Tokyo GX Student Network) is always looking for new members. Many members are international students and master's and doctoral students, and there is no selection process. Please join us in taking action to improve the sustainability of your university. For new membersmovieThere are also some, so please take a look.

*From GXSN, “P2307 Nature Positive University"and"P2305 Race To Zero Plan” are jointly participating in this initiative.

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​ “How do you (University of Tokyo students) behave? - About the student approach”

Project implementation system

Sponsored by

  • University of Tokyo Consumer Cooperative Association

  • Choshi-based Fisheries Processed Products Distribution Promotion Council with visible CFP


  • International Fisheries Development Laboratory, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

  • University of Tokyo GX Student Network (GXSN)

  • Ocean Alliance Collaborative Research Organization

*This project is being carried out in cooperation with the Choshi-based CFP-visible Fisheries Processed Products Distribution Promotion Council, and the council's efforts have been selected for the Fisheries Agency value chain improvement promotion project in 2021. .

As a member of this initiative, GXSN is working on the following:


Special page written by: GXSN P2307 Nature Positive University  Nanako Mizuno

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