Oxford

Speakers: Tom Curtis, 3Keel & Julian Cottee, 3Keel & Good Food Oxford

Title: Community initiatives for a sustainable food system in Oxford

Date: Monday 9 March

Time: 4.15pm

Location: Gottman Room, OUCE

The talk will be 30-45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session and then a short wine reception.

Everyone welcome.

The FoodPrinting Oxford report (2013) developed a methodology to quantify for the first time the environmental impacts and dependencies of food consumption in Oxford in terms of land, water and energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition it evaluated options for taking action at city level and identified groups of organisations and businesses able to act in different areas. Included in this options appraisal was an assessment of the productive capacity around Oxford’s geographical ‘city-region’.  A year later, a new organisation, Good Food Oxford, took shape develop the city’s capacity to coordinate effective food sustainability activities. We will report on the approach that has been taken and how new cross-sector collaborations have started to build on the FoodPrinting report to take on the complex challenge of behaviour change.

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Local Food Celebration

Date: Saturday 20 September

Time: 12-3pm

Venue: Oxford Town Hall

Tickets cost £25 - Find out more and book tickets online.

On Saturday 20 September, Cultivate - Oxford's local food cooperative - would like to invite you to join us at our first ever feast at Oxford Town Hall. This lunchtime event will showcase the best of Oxfordshire’s homegrown food, prepared expertly by some of the most talented chefs in the county.

You will be treated to a delicious three course lunch, as well as interesting talks from local food producers, key food buyers within Oxford, and our local chefs. Come alone to meet interesting people and discover more about Oxford’s local food scene, or come with friends and book a whole table to yourselves! 

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Good Food Oxford has launched an Oxford Good Food Charter, a vision for a healthy, fair and sustainable food system in Oxford City.

The first page lays out nine points for a better food system, and the second page lists five simple things you or your organisation can do to help achieve the vision - read the Oxford Good Food Charter.

Good Food Oxford is a new network for a better food system in Oxford City, working together for healthy, fair, sustainable and tasty food.

The Charter will be publicly launched during the Good Food Oxford Launch Fest in Bonn Square from 10am-2pm on Saturday 14th June.

If you are interested in getting involved in this initiative, visit the Good Food Oxford website.

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Time: 15:30 to 17:30

Date: Monday 1 July 2013

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Tinbergen Building, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road

Cross-disciplinary research is a key element underpinning Oxford’s contributions to challenges that face society in the 21st century. Priority 2 of the University’s draft Strategic Plan is ‘to build on Oxford’s multiple disciplinary strengths and enable collaboration in new and developing areas.’ The Oxford Networks for the Environment seek to bring together the University’s expertise in science, technology, business, and society to address the complex, converging challenges of energy, water, and food security, climate change and threats to biodiversity.

Registration

The event is open to university staff and postgraduate research students. Please register at:
http://oxfordnetworksenvironment.eventbrite.co.uk/#

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Oxford asks - What does it take to feed a city?

Commissioned by Oxford’s City Council, ‘FoodPrinting Oxford’ calculates the resources and risks involved with Oxford’s food supply, and explores how best to make the city’s food system more reliable.

Copies of the report can be downloaded from the LandShare website here: http://www.landshare.org/uploads/7/5/4/1/7541639/food_printing_web.pdf

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