Sustainable Food City Partnership Aberdeen Launch

15 September 2017

Sustainable Food City Partnership Aberdeen (SFCPA) launched on Friday 1st September at an event which gathered various people across Aberdeen to discuss how to progress this approach going forward.

The partnership is chaired by Cllr Lesley Dunbar, who spoke at the event on both the successes of the partnership thus far, and the critical need for such a partnership in Aberdeen. 

During the launch, partners were invited to sign their names to a Sustainable Food Charter, indicating actions that individuals and organisations could take to show their commitment to driving forward the Sustainable Food agenda in Aberdeen. This Food Charter will be available online, and the SFCPA plan to gain city-wide support via this pledge.

SUGAR SMART Campaign

At this event, the Sustainable Food City Partnership Aberdeen (SFCPA) launched their first campaign – SUGAR SMART Aberdeen.
The campaign, led by the Sustainable Food City Partnership Aberdeen will recruit a broad spectrum of businesses and organisations (including local schools, community centres, and work places) to make SUGAR SMART pledges. SUGAR SMART participants will lead the way in supporting Aberdeen residents to lead healthier lives.

Food Growing Initiative

Also being launched in conjunction with the Sustainable Food City Partnership Aberdeen is an exciting new food growing initiative. Aberdeen City Council recently approved £145,000 of funding for a food growing programme targeting the regeneration areas of Aberdeen.

The projects and initiatives will offer innovative community food-growing spaces and seek to promote community food growing city-wide. The projects, which include building growing spaces in some local schools, will provide an opportunity for more people in the city to enjoy the benefits of growing their own food. This falls in line with the council’s duty to create a Food Growing Strategy as part of the Community Empowerment Act.

A Food Growing Development Officer will begin in post at Community Food Initiative North East to ensure that there is effective community engagement and involvement throughout this process.

Contacts

Tom Andrews
Soil Association
07 717 802 188
tandrews@soilassociation.org
www.soilassociation.org


Victoria Williams
Food Matters
0127 343 1713
victoria@foodmatters.org
www.foodmatters.org


Kath Dalmeny
Sustain
0207 065 0902
kath@sustainweb.org
www.sustainweb.org


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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