For 17 days, we will be sharing a glimpse into how the fashion and space industries engage with each of the 17 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forward by the United Nations.In this eleventh of the series, we examine goal number 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities…
Indiana is an agricultural state, but we import 90% of what we eat even though we can grow everything we need. This talk combines the ingredients of images, stories, and taste that make a sustainable food system. Food puns a-plenty are part of an experiential story and lesson about social, environmental, and economic seeds needed to grow a sustainable food system. Krista Bailey is the Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future at Indiana University South Bend, and develops and teaches courses in Sustainable Food Systems and Leadership Strategies in the Sustainability Studies program. Bailey has co-hosted local PBS shows “Outdoor Elements” and “Experience Michiana,” serves as co-chair of the city’s Green Ribbon Commission, and serves on the Bike South Bend committee and county Food Access Council. Bailey also teaches fitness classes, is in the South Bend Masters Rowing Club, coordinates a community garden, bicycles, kayaks, explores and does projects with their partner, and spends time with their two children.
An independent development trust and social enterprise which delivers sustainable community projects to benefit Newtown has the potential to make the town the circular economy capital of the UK. That’s the opinion of Montgomeryshire MP Craig Williams who met officers Stuart Owen and Adam Kennerley from Open Newtown to hear about the company’s current and incubating projects. Open Newtown, which manages 140 acres of green space in Newtown, delivers sustainable community projects with the aim making the town a viable and vibrant place to live, work and visit. With Newtown Town Council, the company has developed a new destination play park and a BMX Pump Track and Mountain Bike Trail and is currently building a £1.5 million Riverside Venue, which will open up the River Severn and surrounding parkland to visitors and local residents, with canoe access points, nature/heritage trails and a forest/river school.
‘Pester Power or Parent Power?’, a new report from the Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active, is based on research with 942 parents and carers of children across the UK, conducted with the support of the Guy’s and St Thomas Charity. It reveals that: 9 in 10 (91%) parents taking part in the research say that the use of child-friendly characters on food and drink leads to their children requesting or pestering for those products. More than 8 in 10 (84%) parents agree that characters should be removed from unhealthy sweets, confectionery and snack products. Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) agreed….
By forging meaningful partnerships that address root causes, airlines will give themselves the opportunity of becoming environmental leaders within their industry. Reducing plastic usage and adopting environmentally friendly materials is not enough to tackle sustainability issues, and more must be done, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.