Iain Stewart (former CEO, Edinburgh Community Food), Lesley Curtis (Edinburgh Sustainable Food Places Coordinator), Councillor George Gordon (Chair of Edible Edinburgh) and Pat Abel (Chair of Transition Edinburgh South) receiving the Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award in 2019, on behalf of the city of Edinburgh.
The city of Edinburgh is the second Scottish city to be awarded the Sustainable Food Places (formerly Sustainable Food Cities) Bronze award. Edible Edinburgh members collected the award in June 2019 at the annual Sustainable Food Places conference in Newcastle.
The Sustainable Food Places awards are open to any place which is a member of the Sustainable Food Places network and is implementing an action plan on healthy and sustainable food focusing on a number of key food issues. You can download and view the full details of the Edible Edinburgh Bronze Award application here.
Edible Edinburgh are now working towards achieving the Sustainable Food Places Silver accreditation. We will need to build progressively upon the existing food-related activity and achievements already happening in the city and refresh the Edinburgh Sustainable Food City Plan for the period 2021-2026. Partners of Edible Edinburgh and its members will help to instigate, drive and connect this activity. We really hope that you are behind us in continuing to work towards Edinburgh becoming a truly sustainable food city.