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The world is becoming a scary place, with pollution rapidly growing and our beautiful beaches consumed by rubbish, but what steps can we take to help our beautiful planet? These four London businesses are taking things into their own hands and making it their life's work to help make the world a better place.
Changing the world for good, you’ll hear from experts in environmental entrepreneurship, and sustainability who will share their insights into why their product is a must in order to save the planet, their 'started from the bottom now they're here' moment/ journey as well as inspiring and educating you on todays global issues. There will also be time for Q&A with the experts and networking.
Why It Matters: With the growing urgency to preserve our planet, it’s crucial to stay informed on the latest technology, find innovative ways to make a positive impact on the environment, be mindful of our corporate footprint, and connect with like-minded people to turn ideas into action.
Community Marketing & Operations Manager,
Michael first got into food sharing while studying Business Psychology at Cologne University where he regularly dropped off and picked up food at his student union's community fridge. A master's degree in Corporate Communications brought him to London where he discovered OLIO.
Lucky chance brought it he could join OLIO at a very early stage in October 2015. In his current role he designs systems and processes which ensure users have a great customer journey and are able to initiate hyperlocal food sharing networks in their local communities all across the world.
Too Good To Go
Jamie Crummie trained as a lawyer before pursuing his mission offighting food waste. He is the co-founder ofToo Good To Go, theworld’s largest marketplace for surplus food. The free app connects food outlets and retailers with surplus food to localconsumers who get delicious food while also doing their bit for the planet.
Too Good To Go is now active in 13 countries (and counting) with over 15 million Waste Warriors who have rescued over 20 million meals collectively. In the UK, over 1 million meals have been saved to date.
Jamie was named one of forbes 30 Under 30 in Europe in February 2019 and has been shortlisted for the Entrepreneur For Good Award at the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2019.
On Purpose Associate,
Heather is the Impact lead at ODDBOX - London's first and only sustainable fruit and vegetable subscription box that fights food waste. ODDBOX works directly with growers across the UK to rescue fruit and veg at risk of going to landfill. We want to inspire people to eat more sustainably, through rescuing great tasting seasonal fruit and veg.
ODDBOX have delivered over 250,000 boxes to 20,000 customers since we started over 3 years ago, which means over 1,200 tonnes of food saved, over 1,000 tonnes of CO2e prevented, and over 510,000 meals provided to charities that fight food poverty.
At ODDBOX, Heather is developing a personalised way of measuring the impact of the food saved, based on the composition of fruit and veg in every box we send, so that each customer can understand what impact they've had by purchasing an Oddbox.
Before joining ODDBOX, Heather was a consultant in the Sustainability and Climate Change at PwC, working on impact assessments for investors and managing large international development programmes and organisational transformation projects.
Too Good To Go is an app providing a marketplace that connects businesses who have surplus food with members of the public who want to rescue this food. Customers order a “magic bag” of surplus food at a discount on retail price and then collect it from the stores in question in a pre-set collection window.
OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. For your convenience, OLIO can also be used for non-food household items too.
OLIO is super easy! To make an item available, simply open the app, add a photo, description, and when and where the item is available for pick-up.
To access items, simply browse the listings available near you, request whatever takes your fancy and arrange a pick-up via private messaging.
Here at OLIO we believe that small actions can lead to big change. Collectively – one rescued cupcake, carrot or bottle of lotion at a time – we can build a more sustainable future where our most precious resources are shared, not thrown away. Join today!
ODDBOX is London's first and only fruit and veg box that helps save our planet by rescuing surplus and wonky produce directly from farms. Over a ⅓ of farmed fruit and veg go to waste either -because they’re surplus to requirements don’t make strict supermarket requirements on shape, size, or colour. This type of food surplus at farm level has a significant negative impact on our environment: By choosing to eat food that’s already grown and in need of a home, consumers help reduce this structural problem in the industry. With every medium ODDBOX you save an average of 7 kgs of veg from going to waste, 14 kg of CO2 emissions (the equivalent of 35 miles driven in a car) and 1,722 litres of water (the equivalent of 12 showers)
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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