It’s finally here! After months of hard work, we are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our new online Sustainable Food Directory – a quick and simple way to search for sustainable food outlets in the Cambridge area.
With over 80 businesses included in the directory, from cafes to box schemes, finding local businesses with a commitment to sustainability has never been easier…
BY SALLY FENN
Environmental charity Hubbub likes to think positive and playful when it comes to inspiring people to make healthier, greener lifestyle choices. So they have made an engaging film that grapples with a big sustainability issue – should we halve our meat consumption? Watch ‘Meaty Issues’ here.
By Sally Fenn
Healthy and nutritious food is mostly cheaper to buy than processed food, according to a recent report by the Institute of Economic Affairs, while the recommended ‘five a day’ portions of fruit and vegetables can cost as little as 30p. Full report is here.
By Sally Fenn
NHS England has asked all hospital retailers to reduce their sales of sugary drinks to 10 per cent (or less) of total drinks sales by the end of the year. If retailers refuse, they face an outright ban on their sale of sugary drinks after March 2018.
By Carine Henry
Sugar Smart UK is a national campaign led by Sustain together with the Jamie Oliver Foundation. Sustain supports the Sustainable Food Cities network, of which Cambridge is an active member. The Sugar Smart UK focus is simple – to raise awareness about the dangers of too much sugar and to get people involved in campaigning for change. Cambridge Sustainable Food are aiming to lead a Campaign in 2017-18 with support from existing partners in the County Council to help Cambridge become a Sugar Smart City.
We were providing information about the carbon footprint of various food items and, in particular, raising awareness of the significant environmental impact of meat and dairy consumption.
The event was a great success and we even had visits from some famous faces: David Attenborough and Jane Goodall were both enjoying the fair before giving lectures on the future of conservation.
Follow the link below to hear David Attenborough’s comments on EarthOptimism day and to hear ITV talking with Bev Sedley about our work at Cambridge Sustainable Food.
Looking for a seasonal share in local produce? Get your boxes quick with Cambridge Waterland Organics’ discounted rates!
Back in October 2016, the University of Cambridge approved the The Environment and Energy Department’s new Sustainable Food Policy. The policy, now being implemented in all University Catering Service cafes and outlets, is already generating positive change.