CSF is looking for someone to continue our work with local food businesses, started in early 2016. The successful applicant will
• work with local small and medium-sized food businesses (SMEs) to sign them up to our pledge and award scheme
• work one-to-one with selected businesses to support them to reduce their food waste using new WRAP materials
• work with selected businesses to sign them up to the OLIO scheme (an app for giving away surplus food)
See the detailed job description here. Read more about our Pledge Scheme for Businesses here.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 5th June. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th June.
Cambridge Sustainable Food are excited to announce that we have been awarded £30,000 from Sainsbury’s to support our waste reduction projects in 2017-2018.
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.
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.
With summer nearly here, Cambridge Sustainable Food has a whole host of exciting volunteer opportunities for you to get involved with!
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.
On Saturday 22nd April Cambridge Sustainable Food were at the Solutions Fair in the David Attenborough building celebrating EarthOptimism day 2017.
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 bellow to hear David Attenborough’s comments on EarthOptimism day and to hear ITV talking with Bev Sedley about our work at Cambridge Sustainable Food.