Sainsbury’s has begun a national campaign to tackle the extraordinary amount of food waste produced in the UK. They are investing in 29 Discovery Communities around the country who will be leading the battle against waste, and we are delighted that Cambridge has been chosen as one of these. CSF aims to target food waste through 5 central projects: Olio (a food sharing app), Feed the 1000, a Zero Waste Campaign, Food Saver Champions and a Community Fridge. You can learn about recent developments in our campaign on our dedicated Facebook page.
Cambridge Sustainable Food is working closely with the Cambridge City Council Recycling Team and other organisations on the Love Food Hate Waste campaign. CSF promotes the campaign at stalls and through our Cambridge #PumpkinRescue Festival. Following our 2016 Festival successes, we are pleased to be planning another festival for October 2017. The festival hosts many fun and free events across Cambridge to encourage people to think about food waste and save Halloween pumpkins which are destined for landfill.
Cambridge Sustainable Food has signed up for the national Sustainable Fish Cities campaign, run by Sustain. We have successfully signed up 26 organisations and businesses to sign the pledge stating that they will avoid unsustainable fish from the MCS’s “Fish to Avoid” list. Due to time constraints, this project if currently not a CSF priority, but we hope to put a greater focus on this project in the future! You can find more information on this project on the national campaign site here.