Amersfoort food strategy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Collaborative Economy

Tags: sustainable food, food chain

Organisation: Municipality of Amersfoort

Main partners:

  • Echt Eten Metwerk (EEM)

Localisation: Amersfoort/Utrecht/Netherlands

Summary

Echt Eten Metwerk (EEM, “Real Food Network”), in partnership with the municipality of Amersfoort and other local actors, released a Local Action Plan (LAP) entitled “Real Food in the EEM-City” (Echt Eten in de EEMstad). This strategy shows the position of Amersfoort in regard to local food and sustainability in 2014 and 2015. This includes an historical background, projects undertaken and outcomes of those projects.

Milan food policy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Municipality of Milano

Main partners:

Localisation: Milan/Lombardia/Italy

Summary

The Milan Food Policy was elaborated through the interaction of all citizens, local authorities and stakeholders, and brought several initiatives and projects related to the topic of food. The municipality proved to be innovative, since it keeps updating, developing and working on the strategy by involving and engaging more cities through the promotion of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact in order to generate international commitment on the topic of sustainable food.

Bristol food policy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Energy, Communication and Education, Recycling, Water, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Bristol City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Bristol / South West England / UK

Summary

Building on local food activism since the 1970s, the Bristol Food Policy Council (FPC) was created in 2011 to provide a focused group of committed people from different parts of the food system who could use their influence and networks to put food onto the City agenda and keep it there. The Food Policy Council defines its aim as ‘Good food for everyone, by which we mean food that is not just tasty, healthy and affordable, but also good for nature, good for workers, good for animal welfare and good for local businesses.’ Since 2011 the FPC has in particular worked with multiple stakeholders to create ‘A Good Food Plan for Bristol’ (2013) leading to a detailed Food Action Plan for the City (2015), inclusion of food as a theme for the Bristol Green Capital Partnership (comprising 800 organisations). The work is continually evolving, and the FPC has now helped create, along with other groups, an overarching Bristol Good Food Alliance to foster coordination and shared support for Bristol’s food movement. The underlying principles relate to health, social justice and care of the ecological world.

Circular public procurement at school in Aalborg

Categories: Paper, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: City of Aalborg, Department of Environment, Centre for Green Transition

Main partners:

Localisation: City of Aalborg, Denmark

Summary

The City of Aalborg has implemented a circular public procurement of learning environments in the municipal primary schools. The tender provided the framework for how to recycle and repair the furniture to the municipality's primary schools: instead of investing in brand new furniture and throw the old away, the task was furnishing classrooms with a mix of new, recycled and refurbished furniture.