Public awareness raising activities
We promote sustainable food to the public by:
- Running stalls at public events (around 10 per year), explaining what sustainable food is, promoting local food businesses and projects, conducting food surveys, promoting local food events.
- Giving talks and workshops on sustainable food (including on request to local groups). These range from general talks to practical hands-on workshops demonstrating cookery skills (for example, how to make the most of food to avoid food waste). If you want to organise a talk or a workshop, please contact us.
- Sending out a free monthly e-newsletter to our members and to anyone else who signs up for it, containing event listings, member spotlight, local food news and campaigns and wider issues around sustainable food.
- Developing our website as the go-to place for information about local sustainable food, whether this is describing what sustainable food is (and where to buy it) and how to eat more sustainably or listing local food projects. If you know about a project or organisation that you think should be part of our website, please contact us.
We’ve put together a directory of Cambridge’s sustainable food outlets, in collaboration with Cambridge Carbon Footprint, in order to facilitate the purchase of local, seasonal, and organic food in Cambridge. See the directory here.
Our vision for Cambridge is summarised in a Food Charter that we have produced and which promotes sustainable supply chains and access to healthy and environmentally sustainable food for all. See the Charter here.
We promote and run campaigns about sustainable food. See our campaigns page here.
In 2015, the two mains campaigns that we are promoting are:
- Love Food Hate Waste
- Sustainable Fish Cities