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Sustainable Stories

Sustainable food

Sustainable food solutions for tomorrow.

Why sustainable food matters

We know that the climate crisis is going to lead to food insecurity and food shortages globally.

Extreme weather, such as droughts and flooding, is already leading to failed crops and low yields, both in the UK and internationally. It is vital we increase our resilience in local communities by growing our own food and making changes to food systems and diets. 

What York St John is doing

The University is working to support the local food system and reducing supply-chain environmental impacts by working with local suppliers for catering and sourcing meat-free alternatives. 

For further information visit our dedicated Food and catering page.

How to get involved

There are many ways to get involved in the Living Lab as a student, staff member or external organisation.

If you would like to know more or to explore opportunities, visit our Living Lab page or email

Find out more about Living Lab

Other ways you can get involved are:

  • Support local community gardening projects
  • Learn to grow your own food
  • Eat a plant-based diet