Carbon Footprint

Wight Community Energy have been awarded funding to raise community awareness and education on the subject of low carbon foods and by-products, to both businesses and consumers on the Isle of Wight.

WCE will facilitate the debate and promote improved understanding of the benefits to both the environment and the community of low carbon food production and consumption, including the opportunities in manufacturing and supply chains as well as utilisation of their by-products and waste.

 

WCE plan to raise awareness of the subject using social media together with local PR & media and targeted direct communications. WCE also plan to host a one day online ‘Carbon Foodprint Conference’ during 2022.

 

  • To bring together current providers of low-carbon foods.
  • Highlight the benefits and opportunities of low-carbon foods.
  • Encourage new entrants to establish production on the Isle of Wight.
  • Improve awareness and better inform the island’s community of the benefits of low carbon food and production – driving greater demand.
  • Better inform and lobby the Island’s businesses and key stakeholders about the benefits of adopting current, new and emerging methods of low carbon food production, including by-product application and re-introduction of native foods.
  • Provide a directory on the WCE website, signposting visitors to producers and outlets where low-carbon foods and products can be purchased and experienced.
  • Signpost sources of support and expert advice across a range of related topics.
  • Engage and lobby key stakeholders such as IW Council, NFU, Solent LEP, Natural Enterprise, business groups and associations regarding their support for the development of low carbon foods on the Isle of Wight.
  • Highlight the benefits for the economy, community and environment aligned with the Island’s Climate and Environment Strategy 2021-2030. 

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