Southampton Sustainability Week: EnvSoc Sustainable Lunch
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
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
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”?
Archie Combe: https://joinencore.com/Archie-Combe
Please note: the schedule is subject to minor changes.