Sustainable UCL


Sustainable Food Webinar (Reduce the Juice: Connect)

19 April 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Sustainable food webinar, Tuesday 19th April 16:00 BST

Join Reduce the Juice: Connect, the award-winning sustainability engagement programme. This is the sixth of 7 webinars on a range of sustainability topics, which will consider what sustainable food choices and systemic changes will make our food system better for people and the planet.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students




Sustainable UCL

The award-winning sustainability programme Reduce the Juice: Connect is returning in October. Over the course of the year the programme will consist of 7 sustainability and environment focused webinars that will cover a wide range of topics including greenwashing, sustainable food choices and other topics. At the end of each webinar a challenge will be issued, and students and staff who complete a certain number of challenges will earn a University of London issued Sustainability Advocate Award, acknowledging a commitment to sustainability. Find out more about this opportunity below.

Register for this webinar here

The global food system is one of the biggest contributors to climate change, second only to electricity and heat production. Through a combination of unsustainable agricultural methods, emissions from livestock, and food waste, our food system is contributing to a climate and nature emergency. Not only that, but much of the food we eat is produced in a way that is exploitative to people and animals. And as the world's population continues to grow, the topsoil required to produce 95% of our food is also rapidly disappearing, meaning that we face a future of increasing food insecurity.

This webinar will take a look at why our food system isn't working - not for nature and the climate, and not for adequately feeding the world's population. It will explore what we can do to eat more sustainably in our everyday lives and support a more fair and ecologically-sound food sytem - from cutting down on meat and animal products, to buying local and ethical produce, to making sure none of the food we buy is wasted. And it will ask the important question: how can our sustainable food choices go hand-in-hand with pushing for broader systemic change? 

Join the conversation about how we can incorporate sustainability and climate action into our daily lives, and find out how you can receive the University of London’s Sustainability Advocate Award by taking part in their monthly challenges.

Other Webinars in This Series

Webinar Calendar: October 19th Introduction to the climate crisis, November 16th Plastics, January 25th Greenwashing, February 8th Climate and race, March 15th COP26 debrief, April 19th Sustainable food, May 17th Biodiversity

The Sustainability Advocate Award

To achieve the University of London's Sustainability Advocate Award, you must participate in a certain number of associated webinar challenges. This is a great asset to add to any CV, especially if you are interested in pursuing a career in sustainability.

Bronze: participate in 3 challenges.

Silver: participate in 4 challenges.

Gold: participate in 5 challenges.

Platinum: participate in 7 challenges.

Stay Connected

Join the Reduce the Juice Discussion Forum to find updates about relevant events, challenges and competitions and connect with others engaging with this programme.

Sign up to the Reduce the Juice Mailing List for email updates.