Imagine a city where all the food we eat is good for people, good for places, good for the planet...
Imagine you lived in a truly sustainable food city, renowned for the vibrancy and diversity of its food culture, and for a food system which, from field to fork, is good for people, places and the planet. A city where good food is visible and celebrated in every corner and where everyone has access to fresh, seasonal, local, organic and fairly-traded food that is tasty, healthy and affordable, no matter where they live.
Picture a city where every school, hospital or care home, every restaurant and work place canteen serves only delicious sustainable food; where good food enterprises multiply and thrive; where people of every age, and from every background, are developing skills in growing and cooking and are practically involved in creating a positive and inclusive food culture in their own communities.
Would you want to live in a city like this? We believe that that this is an achievable reality for Bristol…
Bristol is a Silver Award Sustainable Food City, one of only two in the UK, and has demonstrated that it is possible to make our food system healthier, more sustainable, and more resilient. We already have much to be proud of, but there is still a lot that needs to change for us to be a truly sustainable food city, and we need everyone to be involved for this to happen.
How can your organisation help?
- Sign up to the Bristol Good Food Charter for businesses;
- Learn about and share the Food Policy Council’s Good Food Plan for Bristol, and identify how your organisation can contribute to its aims;
- Make your workplace or food business Sugar Smart;
- Share what your organisation is doing, make connections, ask questions and meet others working on similar things by taking part in the Bristol Food Network;
- Incorporate measures to support Bristol Good Food in your organisation’s Go Green Action Plan, such as reducing food waste by organising a compost collection, or prioritising food suppliers who use fresh, seasonal, local and organic ingredients.
Join the Partnership
There will be many more opportunities for your organisation to contribute, especially as Bristol is considering how it might become a Gold Award Sustainable Food City. To stay up-to-date about these and opportunities related to Bristol Green Capital Partnership’s four other themes (Energy, Nature, Resources, Transport), sign up as a member here.