Newsletter March 2015

March 26th 2015

After three and a half glorious years, the LiveWell for LIFE project is coming to an end. But don’t despair: as we wait to find out about further funding, the project partners — WWF and Friends of Europe — remain committed to work on sustainable food consumption and are planning our activities over the coming years.

And, it’s not over yet: we’re going out with a bang!

Tuesday 31 March we’ll be hosting ‘Challenging the myth of cheap food’. This webinar will do what it says on the tin. With the help of our excellent speakers Patrick Holden and Adrian de Groot Ruiz, we’ll delve into the true price of what we eat.

Unable to join us? As always you can follow us on Twitter using #LWevents14!

But for now, let’s see what has happened over the last few months.

LiveWell for LIFE webinar

Globe imageSign up for a free, hour long debate on the true cost of our food. Speakers Patrick Holden from the Sustainable Food Trust and Adrian de Groot Ruiz from True Price join us as we challenge the myth of cheap food. The webinar takes place 31 March at 10 am GMT.

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LiveWell Leaders: putting healthy, low–carbon meals on the table

See the LiveWell leadersHave a look at what our LiveWell Leaders have to say about healthy, sustainable diets! Our 10 LiveWell Leaders — from across the food supply chain as well as the health sector — are committed to create policies and demand for climate–friendly, healthy food. Watch their interviews and read their blogs to learn how they’re shaping the way Europe eats.

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On our plate today: healthy, sustainable food choices

Conference imageAt this final LiveWell conference, we presented a toolbox of policy options to encourage better diets. Have a look at what our speakers — such as Olivier de Schutter, Roberto Bertollini and Pascal Gréverath — said about the effect our current consumption has on our health and the planet. You can also view the full talks by Philip Lymbery and Samuel Levie!

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Call to action

Organisations that have signed-upWe had an amazing 32 organisations, companies and trade organisations sign up to our call to action: EU — act now for a food system for people and the planet. Although the EC consulted the public on the communication ‘Building a Sustainable European Food System’ it remains unpublished. We’ve now presented this to members of the European Parliament as well as the EC and will follow up on this over the coming months.

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Launch of a Swedish food policy

Swedish foodSweden has started a one–year long process to develop a Swedish food policy. On 5 March, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation launched this process which WWF Sweden will be involved with. And with the final LiveWell for LIFE report in hand they come prepared.

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Celebrate Earth Hour with a candlelit dinner

Earth Hour bannerPlanet–friendly candlelit dinners are a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Hour 2015. Every year on the last Saturday in March, Earth Hour celebrates the symbolic ‘lights off’ hour. The movement is collectively supported by millions of individuals, organisations and governments across more than 162 countries and 7,000 cities and towns. And, what better way can you think of to get involved and celebrate, than enjoying a candlelit dinner with friends or loved ones?

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