Category Archives: Food

Go Green Salford 2018

From Monday 12th February – Friday 9th March we will be running a series of free events and activities around the University for Go Green Salford.

We have planned a whole range of activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and provide opportunities for you to get involved and take action. Activities are open to all staff and students at the University and you can find all the details below.

Monday 12th February

Meat Free Monday 11.30-1.30pm

Having less meat in your diet can improve your health and helps to reduce the negative environmental impacts of eating meat, slowing climate change and preserving natural resources. read more

Go Green Salford 2018

From Monday 12th February – Friday 9th March we will be running a series of free events and activities around the University for Go Green Salford.

We have planned a whole range of activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and provide opportunities for you to get involved and take action. Activities are open to all staff and students at the University and you can find all the details below.

Monday 12th February

Meat Free Monday 11.30-1.30pm

Having less meat in your diet can improve your health and helps to reduce the negative environmental impacts of eating meat, slowing climate change and preserving natural resources. read more

SALFOOD awarded Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark

SALFOOD achieves Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals in Allerton and Maxwell Restaurants.

SALFOOD has achieved the Soil Association’s Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark, for serving fresh meals that meet nutritional guidelines.

More and more, people want to know where their food comes from and how it has been made. Catering Mark-award holders have proved that they maintain high standards of traceability, freshness and provenance. The award recognises restaurants and caterers who serve fresh food which is free from controversial additives and better for animal welfare, and includes a rigorous on-site inspection. read more

SALFOOD awarded Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark

SALFOOD achieves Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals in Allerton and Maxwell Restaurants.

SALFOOD has achieved the Soil Association’s Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark, for serving fresh meals that meet nutritional guidelines.

More and more, people want to know where their food comes from and how it has been made. Catering Mark-award holders have proved that they maintain high standards of traceability, freshness and provenance. The award recognises restaurants and caterers who serve fresh food which is free from controversial additives and better for animal welfare, and includes a rigorous on-site inspection. read more

We Sat Down to Stand Up for Farmers and #Fairtrade!

The thin months, the months of the big stomach, the times of silence – these are just some of the ways the farmers behind our breakfast describe the times of the year when they struggle to feed themselves and their families. Image

Millions of farmers and workers in developing countries are going hungry, missing meals or, worse, facing a year-round struggle to get enough food to eat, despite working long hours to provide for our breakfasts. This is why this year the Fairtrade Foundation had the theme for Fairtrade Fortnight of Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand Up for Farmers.
Seasonal hunger is common to coffee and cocoa farmers who harvest once or twice a year and have to make the money last until the next harvest. That’s to keep a family fed, clothed, housed, educated and healthy. On banana and tea plantations, poor pay leaves them with hunger throughout the year. Malnourishment, stunting, illness and infant mortality can be brutal realities when there isn’t enough food. read more

We Sat Down to Stand Up for Farmers and #Fairtrade!

The thin months, the months of the big stomach, the times of silence – these are just some of the ways the farmers behind our breakfast describe the times of the year when they struggle to feed themselves and their families. Image

Millions of farmers and workers in developing countries are going hungry, missing meals or, worse, facing a year-round struggle to get enough food to eat, despite working long hours to provide for our breakfasts. This is why this year the Fairtrade Foundation had the theme for Fairtrade Fortnight of Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand Up for Farmers.
Seasonal hunger is common to coffee and cocoa farmers who harvest once or twice a year and have to make the money last until the next harvest. That’s to keep a family fed, clothed, housed, educated and healthy. On banana and tea plantations, poor pay leaves them with hunger throughout the year. Malnourishment, stunting, illness and infant mortality can be brutal realities when there isn’t enough food. read more

USSU builds on past achievements to gain a Green Impact award

This year, we’ve been delighted to work with the University of Salford Students’ Union. They’ve helped us with hosting events, promoting Green Impact and connecting with students. In addition, they have completed the University of Salford bronze award criteria in record time. The team are looking forward to competing in the nationwide inter-union Green Impact programme next year, and we’ve welcomed their participation so far.

Jessica Hildyard, Marketing Manager for USSU, writes about how completing the workbook has been a way to consolidate the journey they’d already begun towards a greener workplace.  She explains that it was her personal interest in waste management and staff communications that got her keen to take part: read more

USSU builds on past achievements to gain a Green Impact award

This year, we’ve been delighted to work with the University of Salford Students’ Union. They’ve helped us with hosting events, promoting Green Impact and connecting with students. In addition, they have completed the University of Salford bronze award criteria in record time. The team are looking forward to competing in the nationwide inter-union Green Impact programme next year, and we’ve welcomed their participation so far.

Jessica Hildyard, Marketing Manager for USSU, writes about how completing the workbook has been a way to consolidate the journey they’d already begun towards a greener workplace.  She explains that it was her personal interest in waste management and staff communications that got her keen to take part: read more

Composting in your staff kitchen is easy!

The Green Crescent (Crescent House Green Impact team) are now turning their teabags and banana skins into compost to feed the university gardens, reducing the need to buy in compost and thus reducing financial and carbon costs. It’s very easy: you can do it too!

  • Speak to your Building Manager. They will order you a green composting bin and biodegradable bags
  • Display your bin with the accompanying ‘What (not) to put in’ poster and make sure staff are informed (by email, poster or mention at a meeting)
  • Your Building Manager will arrange for the bin to be emptied, probably every other day. It will travel on the post truck to the Allerton Rocket Composter
  • The Tidy Planet composter, designed by Simon Webb (Macclesfield), turns food waste from the catering zones into rich compost and thus reduces the amount of food rotting into methane in landfill sites.
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    Composting in your staff kitchen is easy!

    The Green Crescent (Crescent House Green Impact team) are now turning their teabags and banana skins into compost to feed the university gardens, reducing the need to buy in compost and thus reducing financial and carbon costs. It’s very easy: you can do it too!

  • Speak to your Building Manager. They will order you a green composting bin and biodegradable bags
  • Display your bin with the accompanying ‘What (not) to put in’ poster and make sure staff are informed (by email, poster or mention at a meeting)
  • Your Building Manager will arrange for the bin to be emptied, probably every other day. It will travel on the post truck to the Allerton Rocket Composter
  • The Tidy Planet composter, designed by Simon Webb (Macclesfield), turns food waste from the catering zones into rich compost and thus reduces the amount of food rotting into methane in landfill sites.
  • read more

    Fairtrade Fortnight: it started with a bang(ana)

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    Salford students: mixed feelings about the fairness of banana trade

    Fairtrade Fortnight was marked by events all over Manchester. Unfair football matches were rigged for players to experience the un-level playing field, Ghanaian cocoa growers met audiences around the city and Manchester Art Gallery hosted a banana grower from Colombia. Indeed the banana took centre stage this year: you may have spotted some dotted around the campus, suspiciously human-sized. The Sustainability team handed out Fairtrade bananas around the university and snapped students, staff and visitors sporting ‘banana smiles’. read more

    Fairtrade Fortnight: it started with a bang(ana)

    salf FT fortnight

    Salford students: mixed feelings about the fairness of banana trade

    Fairtrade Fortnight was marked by events all over Manchester. Unfair football matches were rigged for players to experience the un-level playing field, Ghanaian cocoa growers met audiences around the city and Manchester Art Gallery hosted a banana grower from Colombia. Indeed the banana took centre stage this year: you may have spotted some dotted around the campus, suspiciously human-sized. The Sustainability team handed out Fairtrade bananas around the university and snapped students, staff and visitors sporting ‘banana smiles’. read more

    Greening your Impact this Christmas (and an update!)

    Green Impact is in full swing, and we’re nearly at the *final deadline* for teams to sign up (18th December), so to be in for a chance of winning an award for your office (and making it cosier as well as more sustainable), get in touch ASAP (c.spring@salford.ac.uk). We have a team of trained-up student project assistants ready to help your team get on with getting gold. Criteria are designed to cost little or nothing, and you’ll win a beautiful award at our summery celebration in June 2014. So really, what are you waiting for? read more

    Greening your Impact this Christmas (and an update!)

    Green Impact is in full swing, and we’re nearly at the *final deadline* for teams to sign up (18th December), so to be in for a chance of winning an award for your office (and making it cosier as well as more sustainable), get in touch ASAP (c.spring@salford.ac.uk). We have a team of trained-up student project assistants ready to help your team get on with getting gold. Criteria are designed to cost little or nothing, and you’ll win a beautiful award at our summery celebration in June 2014. So really, what are you waiting for? read more

    Edible University

    We are excited to be launching our latest project, Edible University!

    After receiving £1,000 from the University’s annual fund (thank you alumni, friends and staff of the University) we are setting up our very own food growing scheme, free and open to all students and staff members.

    We are currently experimenting with growing vegetables and herbs in our on-campus greenhouse and are already seeing signs of life. Check out our photographs of what has been happening over the past 2 weeks.

      read more

    Edible University

    We are excited to be launching our latest project, Edible University!

    After receiving £1,000 from the University’s annual fund (thank you alumni, friends and staff of the University) we are setting up our very own food growing scheme, free and open to all students and staff members.

    We are currently experimenting with growing vegetables and herbs in our on-campus greenhouse and are already seeing signs of life. Check out our photographs of what has been happening over the past 2 weeks.

      read more

    Student Masterchef

    Up and Coming Events

    I hope that you have had a good summer and enjoying the start of term. Have a look below at some of the exciting stuff we have going on this semester.

    17th Octoberis our annual Wallness Lane clean up. We spend a couple of hours clearing along Wallness Lane by the Leisure Centre which is a well used cut through for students. Working on this will go towards hours needed on the Student Life Award scheme as well. It is 12-2pm although if people can only do an hour they are welcome to come along. Please email eps-sustainability@salford.ac.uk for more information and to register an interest. read more

    Student Masterchef

    Up and Coming Events

    I hope that you have had a good summer and enjoying the start of term. Have a look below at some of the exciting stuff we have going on this semester.

    17th Octoberis our annual Wallness Lane clean up. We spend a couple of hours clearing along Wallness Lane by the Leisure Centre which is a well used cut through for students. Working on this will go towards hours needed on the Student Life Award scheme as well. It is 12-2pm although if people can only do an hour they are welcome to come along. Please email eps-sustainability@salford.ac.uk for more information and to register an interest. read more

    Fairtrade Review 2012

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our Fairtrade Fortnight events this year, 27th February to 11th March. We had a lot of fun holding the events and we hope you had as much fun attending!

    The University has also been successful in renewing its Fairtrade University status and I would like to thank everyone who has helped make the renewal successful.

    In 2012 the Fairtrade Foundation wanted everyone to ‘Take a Step’ for Fairtrade. Millions of farmers in developing countries are trapped in poverty because they don’t receive a fair price for their goods. They are trapped by global trade rules and are powerless at the bottom of a long supply chain. By buying Fairtrade you are supporting these farmers by helping them to lift themselves out of poverty and giving them a global voice. read more

    Fairtrade Review 2012

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our Fairtrade Fortnight events this year, 27th February to 11th March. We had a lot of fun holding the events and we hope you had as much fun attending!

    The University has also been successful in renewing its Fairtrade University status and I would like to thank everyone who has helped make the renewal successful.

    In 2012 the Fairtrade Foundation wanted everyone to ‘Take a Step’ for Fairtrade. Millions of farmers in developing countries are trapped in poverty because they don’t receive a fair price for their goods. They are trapped by global trade rules and are powerless at the bottom of a long supply chain. By buying Fairtrade you are supporting these farmers by helping them to lift themselves out of poverty and giving them a global voice. read more