Cambridge Sustainable Food has been part of the Sustainable Food Cities network since 2014, this means that we are one of a number of UK cities working towards making food in their city more sustainable. The Sustainable Food Cities approach involves developing a cross-sector partnership of local public agencies, businesses, academics and NGOs committed to working together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live.
The Sustainable Food Cities Network helps people and places share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues such as promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public, tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food, building community food knowledge, skills, resources and projects, promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy, transforming catering and food procurement and reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system.
Sustainable Food Cities has designed an Award scheme to recognise and celebrate the success of those places who have signed up, and that are achieving significant positive change on a range of key food issues. We are delighted to announce that in June 2016 we achieved a Bronze Sustainable Food Cities Award, and we are currently working towards Silver!