SOS-UK has written a sustainable food guide for universities, colleges, students’ unions and students in collaboration with Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming.
When it comes to the climate emergency and the nature crisis we can’t ignore food. How and what we farm, fish, eat and dispose of accounts for a third of greenhouse gas emissions and these are also some of the biggest contributors to the loss of nature. There is no better time for universities, colleges, students’ unions and students to work together to ensure food on campuses is good for the climate, good for nature and also good for the health and
wellbeing of students.
SOS-UK are conducting a research project designed to understand more about experiences of sustainable food within institutions across the UK. They have recently completed student-facing research to understand their views and experiences, and now want to hear from staff in institutions who have a responsibility for, or a role involving, food retail or catering. This can be at any level and includes staff hired directly by the institution or by external providers. The survey can also be completed by staff who have been furloughed at any point and for any period since the outbreak of COVID-19. Please circulate the survey to any colleagues who meet this description.
The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete, and all completed entries will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 donation to the charity of their choice.