The North London Sustainability Network is Born
As you should already know I’m a long-standing environmentalist and online activist with particular interest in seasonal British food, animal welfare and packaging (plastic in particular) which is why we use either biodegradable (from Enviropack) or reusable platters in china, porcelain, metal. I also use a green supplier for equipment hire (Arnold Walker).
Are you interested in environmental issues and sustainability?
We are and we live by these values in the way we work and live. We strive to ensure that all the operations here at eco cuisine are ethical, sustainable and eco friendly and it runs through the heart of everything that we do. But, I wanted to do more…
I got to thinking about how I could raise awareness of the importance of sustainability. I know I can’t be the only business in north London who cares about environmental issues and sustainability too but I noticed that there isn’t any coherent network or group addressing this, either in business, for individuals, or for the third sector in North London.
So, that’s how the North London Sustainability Network is born! It formally launches with our first event on Tuesday 17th July at 6pm.
Where charities, businesses and individuals can network, discuss the issues and appreciate the company of likeminded people. There will be presentations, local suppliers showcasing their food and drink for you to try and of course networking. Plus, all of this is served with fabulous sustainable food and drink for you to enjoy.
The idea is that the network will have four meetings a year with each meeting focused on a different area or type of sustainability. This first event’s topic is food and packaging but looking ahead may be economic (banking and finance etc.), environmental (office supplies, office furniture), or ethical (staffing, suppliers).
I love the idea of sharing and learning from one another and we have guest speakers from Enfield council (Sustainable cities and Enfield schools catering), Forty Hall/Green party, North London Food Bank (we will be asking for donations).
So often local issues and our environmentally conscious community can just pass us by as we live such busy lives but this is an opportunity to connect and have meaningful conversations. That said, you don’t have to be an eco-heavy weight to join us – if you care about the World we live in and have a heart for community that cares about our environment and the people within it, do come along and join us. The food and drink alone, with lots of friendly people will be enough to make it worth your time.
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