CAG Oxfordshire is about to embark on the fourth year of the Replenish project, which aims to support residents of Oxfordshire to grow and cook nutritious food with zero waste!
We’re looking to support residents and community groups who might have ideas for activities and projects relating to these areas. We’re particularly looking to support activities that promote home composting and the reduction of household food waste, although this would not necessarily be the primary focus of activities.
Why these two issues?
We’re focusing on household food waste as it makes up almost 70% of all food waste in the UK and is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Eliminating household food waste would reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as taking a quarter of cars off the road!
We’re also encouraging people to home compost as it’s the most environmentally friendly way of dealing with any food that does get wasted, and it’s of course a way to recycle ‘waste’ into a valuable resource: compost!
What we’ve done so far
So far, we’ve supported community groups and volunteers to:
- Run home composting and ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ workshops
- Deliver food growing and home composting kits to people experiencing financial insecurity
- Run cookery workshops and demos
- Deliver ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ packs to people receiving food parcels from community fridges and food banks
- Deliver waste reduction workshops in schools
What can we offer?
The support we could offer would include help with planning and promoting activities, and the provision of training, resources and small amounts of funding.
Get in touch
If you’re interested and would like to have a chat about it, get in touch with our Project Coordinator Anaïs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the project
The project is managed by Community Action Groups (CAG) Oxfordshire and funded by Oxfordshire County Council. CAG Oxfordshire supports a network of over 80 groups across Oxfordshire at the forefront of community led climate change action. Find out more by visiting our website. Sign up to The Key, CAG Oxfordshire’s fortnightly sustainability newsletter.