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Food Website Launched

Date: 
Thu, 04/28/2011

FeedingManchester.org.uk is a brand new website for Greater Manchester residents who love food and want to eat in a healthier, greener and fairer way. The website provides extensive information about buying, growing, cooking, eating and loving local fresh produce. It connects buyers with growers, customers with farmers, and cooks with ingredients. For sustainable urban foodies, we think this site will definitely become a favourite.

Carbon Saving Society

Carbon Saving Society structure finalised.
Date: 
Fri, 04/08/2011

Friday the 8th April (2011) saw the finalisation of plans for the Carbon Saving Society (CSS), an organisation that seeks to attract investment in low carbon technologies in Manchester. The CSS forms an essential part of the finance model for the Carbon Coop, which aims to make it financially viable to retrofit buildings to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon emissions.

Sustainable Fayre Study

Date: 
Fri, 04/15/2011

We have very recently completed our report: Sustainable Fayre, for Manchester City Council, which extensively explores ways for Manchester Fayre (the Council's in-house caterer responsible for school meals etc.)  to lower the carbon impact of its food purchases and increase the uptake of sustainable food in the city, actively contributing to Manchester's Climate Change Action Plan.

Land Army Progress

Date: 
Mon, 04/11/2011 to Tue, 04/12/2011

On Monday 11th April Helen and Chloe visited Dunham Massey to meet with one of our organic growers, Chris Hewitt (pictured). Having discussed the Land Army project at FeedingManchester #6, the first stage of the project is now under-way, with 3 of our local growers having been interviewed and another two interviews to take place this week. The grower consultation will be the foundation for designing the Land Army pilot(s).

Act Local: Talk National

Date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

Our Helen has been to London for a meeting with Defra officials on food policy and community food enterprises. Defra (Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) is refreshing the previous Government's Food 2030 report. A mix of organisations with a strong track record of supporting community action on food and inspiring examples of on-the-ground activity from across the UK, were invited by Peter Couchman of The Plunkett Foundation, to put forward their ideas and opinions.

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