Southampton Sustainability Week: EnvSoc Sustainable Lunch
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Southampton Sustainability Week: EnvSoc Sustainable Lunch

Southampton Sustainability Week: EnvSoc Sustainable Lunch

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Highfield Church Centre

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The University of Southampton's Environmental Science Society, in conjunction with the City's first Sustainability Week, is hosting it's first event of the academic year for students and the wider community.

The event will begin with a lunch with produce from the local Sunnyfields Farm and Southampton's Rice-Up Wholefoods made by the EnvSoc committee. We will also have live music, short-films and stalls from local organisations.This will be followed by a series of short talks by those listed below, with time for breaks and scrumpscious homemade desserts. 

MENU (all included in ticket price) 
- Humus & veggie sticks
- Sweetcorn fritters
- Burgers with fresh baps
- Potato Wedges
- Quinoa & veggie Salad
- Chocolate & peanut butter energy balls
- Coconut & cranberry energy balls
- Chocolate & walnut Banana Bread

Schedule: 

12.00 - 13.00    Sustainable lunch with oodles of nibbles & mains (all vegan with gluten free options available). Film loop and live music by Archie Combe. Stalls from local organisations & ways to get involved. 

13.00 - 13.20    Introduction by Prof. Mary Edwards - Global environmental change

13.20 - 13.40    Interactive Display by Mark Hancock - Carbon Footprinting

13.40 - 14.00    Talk by Prof. Ian Williams - Our Global Food Waste Challenge

14.00 - 14.10     Q&A

14.10 - 14.45    Break: tea, coffee & dessert. Live music. Stalls from your local community & ways to get involved. 

14.45 - 15.05  Talk by Dr. Dennis Doerffel - Reap Systems - Renewable Energy

15.05 - 15.25  Talk by Mark Hartung - Solar PV Partners & Watttaxi 

15.25 - 15.45    Q&A


Further Detail: 

Introduction by Prof. Mary Edwards: Global environmental change

Historical background to the concept of the Anthropocene; current predictions; Climate Change and the impacts on habitat and sustainability.

Talk by Prof Ian Williams: Our Global Food Waste Challenge

We generate huge quantities of food waste. For example, a study on food waste across the European Union’s (27) countries estimated that the amount of food waste generated on an annual basis is in the region of 90 million tons (2010). In the UK, the total amount of food waste generated annually is 16 million tons, with approximately 50% of this coming from one fraction; household food waste. In this session, we will discuss:

•   What is food waste? What are its characteristics? Where does it come from?

•   Why does food get wasted? Is it avoidable or partially avoidable or unavoidable?

•   What can we – as society and as individuals - do to address the “Global Food Waste Challenge”?


Music 

Archie Combe: https://joinencore.com/Archie-Combe

Travis:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDFrYareqqk 

 
 

Please note: the schedule is subject to minor changes. 

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