‘Going for Gold’ campaign to be launched as Bristol aims for title of UK’s most sustainable food city

May 11, 2018

Bristol’s bid to become the UK’s first Gold Award Sustainable Food City will be launched next week with a plea to businesses to get involved.

The city is already a recognised trailblazer in innovative food-related projects and practices and one of just three Silver Award Sustainable Food Cities in the UK.

But to gain the country’s first Gold Award, the whole city will need to be involved – including its businesses.

To launch the ‘Going for Gold’ campaign, Bristol Green Capital Partnership is hosting a Partnership Gathering next Thursday, May 17, in collaboration with The Bristol Food Network and supported by Fresh Range.

Attendees will hear more about Bristol’s Gold Award ambition, learn about how they can take part and the benefits changes to food practices can bring to the city – and ensure it is an inspiring example to other cities across the UK and beyond.

There will be a number of speakers and themed clinics on a number of different areas, such as food waste, eating better and community action.

Bristol’s pioneering work to promote healthy and sustainable food has earned it the title of the UK’s most sustainable food city two years ago from the Sustainable Food City Network.

It had launched the award the previous year to highlight and celebrate the success of places that adopt a joined-up, holistic approach to food and are achieving significant positive change on a range of key food issues.

At the time Bristol was only the second city to gain silver status – at that time the top award possible – following on from Brighton and Hove. The Gold Award was still being developed.

Entrants are judged around six themes – healthy and sustainable food, tackling food poverty, the local food economy, community activity, public sector food and waste.

The launch takes place between 2pm and 5pm at the University of Bristol’s Students’ Union, Richmond Building, Queens Rd.

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