Sustainable food on your campus

  • Why banning beef is not the answer SOS-UK have written a statement, with support from the Eating Better alliance, in response to universities calling for a ban of beef on UK campuses. Rather than singling out beef it explains why we need to move away from all industrial animal farming, unsustainable fishing, plants grown in intensive monocultures, and overly processed food.

  • Is the food served on your campus planet friendly? Environmental organisation Friends of the Earth has launched a new scheme called Kale Yeah!, designed to encourage university caterers to serve less and better meat and add more plant-based options to menus. The impacts of doing so will be to reduce Scope 3 emissions, protect global biodiversity, and benefit the health of staff and students. For more information, visit

  • Tackling food waste on campus It is no exaggeration to say food waste is one of the most serious problems facing our planet today. Between 33% and 50% of all food produced globally is thrown away with catastrophic environmental consequesnces

Set up a Farmers' Market

Set up a Food Co-op or other small food enterprise

Sources of funding

  • The Big Lottery's National Lottery Awards for All scheme - funding for projects that improve their communities (apply for up to £10,000 in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and up to £5000 in Wales).

Student Eats research

"It is a great feeling to plan and see what you've planned brought to life in front of your eyes." Student volunteer, UCLan SU farmers' market