Food & drink
WinACC food action promotes locally grown food and reduced food waste within the Winchester District in order to reduce the district’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The Action Group, Incredible Edible, encourages people to grow their own food, buy locally and compost wasted food. Although people growing their own food will not have a great impact of the carbon footprint of the district, it raises awareness about more sustainable foods, food in season and reducing food waste.
All are invited to a meeting to discuss and begin the formation of a Winchester District sustainable food partnership. Seb Mayfield, the organiser, says:
In its first six weeks of operation, the Community Cafe in Winchester has served 456 meals using food that would otherwise have gone to landfill, thrown away by local suppliers but still within 'sell by' date.
Winter is a great time to get the veggie and fruit patch ready for the food growing season ahead. Incredible Edible Winchester shares top tips on what to do.
Winchester City Council has been asked to play a more active role in ‘sustainable’ food at a specially convened meeting of local organisations.
Winchester City Council are holding a conference to explore ways in which the Council can do more in the area of sustainable food on the 12th October.
Autumn Seasonal Tips by Jim Morgan
Foraging for seasonal food is a great way to keep your carbon footprint down
This year the focus is on food waste. Why? Because it affects everybody. Find out more about the activities, podcast and campaign here
Here is a brief summary of why the focus is on food waste this year...
We ALL throw food away!
Less meat, less junk, more plants.
This WinACC report about transporting fresh food shows that eating seasonal food is better than buying local food, but it is not quite a simple as we would like!
Every year in the UK we throw away £12 billion worth of food which could have been eaten.
Eat seasonal - see what's good in Hampshire this month.
Local food sources
If you are interested in food and climate change. See our poster.
More information about climate friendly foods, transporting food, healthy eating, buying from producers, and lots of other ways to make food greener.
What we eat, how it is produced and where it comes from, can have a huge impact on the environment. Indeed, about one-sixth of the UK’s carbon footprint is food-related.