Small Change Big Difference Communities

Project Category: Registered charityProject Tags: environment, Community, Food, Waste & Resources and Health & wellbeing

  • Our Story

    The Small Change, Big Difference campaign is part of a wider project called TRiFOCAL London – transforming city food habits for LIFE[1].

    Small Change, Big Difference is all about how small changes can have a big impact on Londoners’ health and bank balance, while making our city a more sustainable place. It is an innovative pilot campaign aiming to raise awareness and encourage behaviour change on the below three key messages:

    • Healthy and sustainable eating
    • Preventing household food waste
    • Recycling inedible food waste

    Why focus on these messages? According to recent research, London households throw away 910,000 tonnes of food each year, of which over 540,000 tonnes is completely edible. Throwing away good food isn’t just a huge waste of the resources used in the production, storage, preparation, and transport of that food. Food waste also costs us money. But if we make small changes to the way we shop, prepare, store, eat and dispose of food, we can make some serious savings for ourselves and the planet.

    By managing food better, an average London family could save up to £70 per month. By eating more plant based foods, we can be kinder to the environment and our health. And if we recycle what is not eaten, London can produce electricity or compost. This is how small changes can create big differences.

    Groundwork London have been working with community leaders and groups across London, delivering inspiring hands-on workshops and training sessions to support communities to make a difference together.

    [1] TRiFOCAL is funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union. The project partners for TRiFOCAL are WRAP, LWARB and Groundwork London.

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