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Aim for Less Project

The Aim for Less Project is an exciting new project which recently secured funding of £82,666 from the Climate Challenge Fund for a period of two years (2018-20).

The project is the evolution of the Lunch for Less project also funded by the Climate Challenge Fund during the period 2017-18.

Aim for Less Project has been developed to reduce food waste and encourage local people to make positive behaviour changes in response to climate change issues. This is achieved by engaging in activities to widen their knowledge and understanding of climate change and stimulate conversations and local action. The project activities are:

Lunch for Less Lunch Club – Three course healthy meal for £3 for older residents in a friendly centre. Held weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 12-2pm. Meals created form supermarket surplus food – diverted from landfill.

Less Waste Cooking Workshops – Weekly on Wednesday afternoons. Local people learn, discuss and share ideas around reducing food waste. Volunteers take turns creating meals from left-overs and the group sit down and eat together.

Community Climate Conversations sessions – last Friday afternoon of the month, open session for local groups and resident to engage in activities, presentations and conversations around other climate change issues such as energy, transport and growing food.

Caddy Crew initiative – local residents actively encouraged to sign up and pledge to recycle their family food waste, either by using local authority food waste caddies or by composting. Residents report weekly (usually at the activity they attend) their waste recycling and this is recorded. The challenge is to encourage less food waste in the first place but also to encourage participants to recycle what food waste they do generate.

Back Garden

Around eight years ago, Annexe Communities secured Climate Challenge funding to work with local residents in the Anderston area of Glasgow to create a community growing space – the story can be found HERE. The Back Garden still runs successfully today.