Help Brighton & Hove become a GOLD Sustainable Food City
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is a member of the UK Sustainable Food Cities network. This is a growing movement of cities, towns and regions that are working to transform the food system. The Sustainable Food Cities award recognises those places that are achieving significant positive change on a range of food issues.
In 2015, Brighton & Hove was the first UK city to be awarded the silver Sustainable Food Cities award. It’s now time to ‘Go for Gold’! We are calling on individuals, schools, food businesses and organisations to join forces and take action.
Why is this important?
From obesity and diet-related ill-health, to food poverty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to social isolation, food is not only at the heart of some of our greatest problems but is also a vital part of the solution.
In 2018, the city of Brighton & Hove declared a climate emergency. What we eat, how we farm and fish, and the food we waste all play a key role in climate change. Around 30% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the food system, and a third of the food we produce goes to waste. By taking a whole-city approach, our actions can have a greater impact on averting the climate crisis and creating a fair and sustainable food system in which everyone can access food that’s good for people and the planet.
How you can take action
Individuals, schools, food businesses and organisations can all play their part and turn actions into gold.
Shout about what you’re doing
If you’d like further information please contact us.