Time to act on climate change, refugees and building a better future

 The Real Junk Food Project Doncaster was recently approached to cater for the national climate change alliance’s ‘Time to act’ conference. http://www.sheffieldclimatealliance.net/2015/08/time-to-act-divest-invest-build/ speakers listed; Martin Mayer, Sheffield Trades Council. Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley. Dani Paffard, Divestment Campaigner for 350.org. Graham Petersen, Environment Officer for UCU. Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth. Suzanne Jeffery, Campaign against Climate Change.

We were thrilled to collaborate with our good friends The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield.

We booked the Regather kitchen in Sheffield, a cooperative initiative, to cook up a storm.

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The food was transported in an electric van being trialled by Sheffield, could we be more green?

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We enjoyed this particular event, it was fun to work together with synchronicity and particularly relevant for The Real Junk Food Project campaigns around the issues of food production, distribution, unused surplus and waste.

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The food went down a storm

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Its good to to share our message.That all of this would otherwise have been wasted.

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The more we waste the more we produce, with devastating effects. Add in climate change exacerbated in part by the unnecessary transportation of food goods accross the globe, and countries can become quickly and severely stressed.

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At the moment we are dealing with one of the biggest refugee crisis’ Europe has seen. The Real Junk Food Project Doncaster took part in the refugees welcome rally for the National day of action on Sept the 12th and Director Fiona appeared on Look North to explain that we can help more than we are with cause and solution, if we find better ways to share and reduce surplus and unnecessary waste.

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This cartoon shows how unexplained prolonged drought (climate change) trigerred an agricultural crisis in Syria which probably contributed to social unrest and a sustained uprising. ‘After decades of cruel leadership the effects of devastating climate change may have been the unhinging stressor for Syria’

http://www.upworthy.com/trying-to-follow-what-is-going-on-in-syria-and-why-this-comic-will-get-you-there-in-5-minutes

‘Even if this climate-stressed country recovers politically, Syria is on a path to loose nearly 50% more of its agricultural capacity by 2050. If current rates of greenhouse gas emmisions continue, more extreme droughts will return and water shortages will worsen.’

TIME TO ACT

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