As part of the Going for Gold campaign Victoria Park Primary School in Bedminster participated in a research programme to understand food waste patterns at the school, which are being used to develop food waste reduction initiatives for other schools around Bristol. Katie Powell at Resource Futures, has written about their experience for the Going for Gold blog.
This month the University of Bristol has been recognised as a Going for Gold Champion for its work across all the #GoingForGoldBristol action areas. In this blog, postgraduate student Ellen McKee who is interning with the University’s Sustainability Department describes some of the Gold-star food sustainability work being done across the University.
Sims Hill is a member-owned and cooperatively-run community-supported agriculture scheme (CSA) in the Stapleton/Frenchay area of Bristol. CSAs are farms whose members contribute their skills, time and money in return for fresh, local and naturally grown vegetables. In this blog post Sims Hill member Alex Reuer describes how this Bristol-based CSA works and how to get involved.
Brunel Field Primary School in Bishopston opened in January 2011, admitting a total of 60 children into two Reception classes every year. Inspired by the Bristol Going for Gold campaign, staff, pupils and caterers have united to take action on food waste in the school. Daisy Nichols, a volunteer with Resource Futures, writes about their efforts.
Lovely Drinks, an award-winning soft drinks company based near Bristol has recently come on board as a Going for Gold sponsor. Supplying independent cafes, delis and local businesses, the company has won many awards for its drinks. Meet Rick from Lovely Drinks in this blog post and read about some of the ways in which the company are working to reduce their environmental impact.