Sustainable & low carbon food: what does the future hold?
Cumbria Action for Sustainability
A free workshop to help food sector businesses and hospitality venues reduce their carbon footprint
September 23rd, 2019 5:30 PM   to   9:30 PM
National Trust Sticklebarn
Great Langdale
near Ambleside, LA22 9JU
United Kingdom
Sustainable & low carbon food: what does the future hold?

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Sustainability has become a massive global conversation, especially in the food industry. Is your business going to keep up with the trend…?

The recent Committee on Climate Change report - Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming (2019) - shows just how important the UK food sector is in reducing the country’s contributions to climate change. This includes efficient, sustainable energy use, food that is less carbon intensive to produce, reducing food waste, and providing consumers with product information and feedback on purchasing habits.

As well as reducing our carbon footprint, these issues also offer great opportunities for cost savings to businesses.
This fully-subsidised free workshop is run by CAfS, funded by the ERDF EIC Project at the University of Cumbria and SLDC, will help food sector businesses and venues such as hotels and restaurants in Cumbria to take action to reduce their carbon footprint.

Fantastic speakers including Mike Berners-Lee from Small World Consulting. Mike consults, thinks, writes and researches on sustainability and responses to 21st century challenges. He’s the founder of Small World Consulting, an associate company of Lancaster University that works with organisations from tech giants to supermarkets, and is a leader in the field of carbon metrics. He is also a professor at Lancaster University where his research includes sustainable food systems and carbon metrics, plus he has authored three books on climate change and sustainability.

Working with Small World Consulting, Sticklebarn has developed innovative ways to improve their carbon footprint and sustainability, including calculating the carbon footprint of their menu, improving waste handling and sourcing of ingredients. In 2018 Sticklebarn received a 2 star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

How to book

For full details of the event including eligibility and how to register, please visit the workshop website.

We’re able to offer this free workshop with generous support from the following partners:

This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival 2019. Thank you to our headline sponsor:


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Phone: 01768 210276
Event information
Type Conference
Category Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival
Audience For professionals
Topic Climate change & sustainability, Food
Funders Electricity North West
Partners University of Cumbria

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