Going for gold: How are you helping Bristol become a sustainable food city?
9th September 2016
Did you know that in March this year Bristol was awarded silver in the Sustainable Food Cities awards?
Could you be part of the Action Plan to become gold?
Following this success, we are keen to become the first city in the country to achieve the gold award. If you’d like to join us in this mission, then read on.
To guide the bid, Bristol Food Network and Bristol Food Policy Council are updating and expanding Bristol’s Good Food Action Plan in order to draw out developing areas of excellence in our food system, and also highlight where we have gaps in provision. The action plan is very broad, covering the ten areas of the city’s food system outlined below.
- Access & affordability
- Health, education, inclusion and engagement
- Community-led trade
- Supply and distribution infrastructure
- Market opportunities for local, regional and Fairtrade producers
- Public and private catering & procurement
- Land & planning
- Scaling up urban agriculture
- Reducing wasted food & food waste
If you have food related plans for 2016 and beyond and want to be part of the action plan and drive Bristol’s future bid forward, please get in contact.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org highlighting which of the ten areas above you are working on and you will receive the relevant documents and next steps to get involved. Once you receive the documents it should not take more than 10-15 minutes to fill out and send them back.
In case you missed it…
- Bristol has scooped the top award from the Sustainable Food City Network earlier this year, recognising the pioneering work in the city to promote healthy and sustainable food – read more what it means for Bristol.
- If you want to see what else is going on in our sustainable food city, you can read the city’s application for the silver award here.
- If you’d like to so what individuals, businesses, voluntary groups and organisations are involved in the Action Plan to date, follow this link to see the full 2015 Action Plan.
- Sign up to the Bristol Food Network newsletter here.