Sustainable Food and Waste
The Sustainable Food and Waste branch aims to increase awareness of, and accessibility to, sustainable food practices, reducing, reusing and repairing items to decrease waste promoted and promote a circular economy on campus.
Food sustainability is a complex issue, involving factors such as food insecurity, waste, knowledge, and attitudes around food. The branch attempts to address all of these in the events we host and the organisations we work with. The work of the food branch ranges from working with catering services to support their sustainability initiatives to raising awareness about sustainable food practices to redistributing surplus food. All of these are important parts of ensuring food sustainability.
Waste is a topic that covers a huge range of aspects within sustainability - this role aims to incorporate as many of these subjects as possible. My main personal areas of interest are focused on sustainable fashion and I will be working closely with GU Fashion Revolution to organise environmentally friendly clothing events during the year. Furthermore, I want to promote second-hand goods and a circular economy. My first event this year was a pop-up shop giving out free kitchenware left over in student accommodation.
If you have any questions about the work of this branch or about food sustainability, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Contact: Kira McDonnell