Going for Gold

University set to help Bristol become the UK’s first Gold Sustainable Food City.

On 17 May, representatives from more than 85 organisations attended the launch of Bristol’s ambition to become the first Gold Award Sustainable Food City in the UK. The event, jointly organised by Bristol Green Capital Partnership and  Bristol Food Networkwith support fromfresh-range.com, called upon organisations to make positive changes to their own food practices as a contribution to the Going for Gold bid.

Joy Carey, Director of the Partnership and Bristol Food Network, opened the event by talking about the pride we should already have for Bristol, with food businesses, projects and practices that are already dedicated to making “healthy, sustainable, ethical and local food a defining characteristic of our city.” This led to Bristol gaining the Sustainable Food Cities Silver Award in 2016, following Brighton and Hove the year before. The two cities are now both hoping to become the first Gold Award city in the UK.

Carey called upon organisations across the city to band together and support this cause, by pledging to make changes to their own food practices as a contribution to the Going for Gold bid.

The University will be actively supporting the Sustainable Food City Award, from our Sustainable Procurement Strategies to engaging with students and staff on the importance of minimising food waste. We are developing training for our catering staff and continue to support many successful student-led groups.

Read the full article on the Bristol Green Capital Partnership website.

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