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Carlisle is getting the chance to be one of six cities to receive funding to become a model Sustainable Food City and to receive the national recognition of being formally awarded Sustainable Food City status.
A variety of partners have been involved in Carlisle Food City, which include:
- Carlisle City Council
- Carlisle College
- Cumbria County Council
- And local sustainability groups, producers and businesses
Carlisle is in the running to become one of six cities that will receive a share of one million pounds with Sustainable Food City status.
The ‘Sustainable Food Cities’ programme will use healthy and sustainable food to address pressing social, economic and environmental problems - including obesity, food poverty and climate change.
Carlisle has been chosen as a founding member of the Sustainable Food Cities Network which has been launched today.
The network is hoping that cities will learn from each other and work together to promote the ideas of sustainable food.