Food tweets

Following our session on Food Security, our first 2017 group wrote their own tweets. The aim was to try and convey a message in less that 150 characters. Did we succeed?

“We need to be more aware of what we eat – only then can we change our habits and our world!”

“We must work as one to mutually support each other; our future and food security is in our hands.”

“Food insecurity is one of the primary issues which can be avoided by using culture.”

“We should be aware of this major issue and be open minded towards changing this continuous pattern.”

“Necessity is the mother of invention. People will do what is necessary to wade through issues.”

“Food insecurity is a major issue that needs to be fixed.”

“Let’s sacrifice sacrificing animals.”

“Food insecurity is closer to home than I thought.”

“We should be aware of food security, as it’s an issue that affects all countries around the world.”

“Be open to changing your food habits – eat local & less meat.”

“Food insecurity ever increasingly global. Think local yet act global. Try to adapt as you live.”

“Food insecurity is a major issue of the 21st century. Hence it is a government’s responsibility to respond to socio-economic & political issues to protect this HR.”

“As our generation faces more and more global issues, humans are resilient and will solve these problems by working together.”
 

From Max, who did the 2016 course

"LIGC was a real eye-opener; the underlying issues of climate change are much closer to home than we might think. Spending a week in one of the world's leading environmental change research centres made me realise to what extent we are damaging our planet. However, it's not all doom and gloom; LIGC aims to prepare our world's future leaders for the problems they are likely to face (and are already facing). Workshops led by a variety of experts - such as scientists and journalists - shone light on how to become a more effective communicator and front runner in order to successfully tackle these problems.

 

It was genuinely heartening to witness such an enthusiastic group of young people put so much effort into the course. We all came from different countries and different backgrounds, and between us shared a multitude of hobbies and interests. However, it is safe to say that we all had a common passion: we all wanted to play an active role in making a change. A year has passed and the group is still in touch; it's great to see how much my friends from the course have already achieved. I have personally kept many life skills and use them on a day-to-day basis. LIGC was an experience I will cherish for many years to come."

 

Climate heroes

There are so many climate heroes now. In my lifetime I have seen things change from climate being a subject only a few people were worried about to the Paris Agreement which every country except two (sorry - three), has signed up to. It is now cool to want cool. It is fascinating to hear the individual journeys that people have taken to become part of this climate movement. Here are a few examples.

I love this website: http://climateheroes.org/

These stories make you feel happy to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nozdbgeZFxQ

 

My food heroes

I love finding people who are championing sustainable food, so I thought I would share here the names of some of my food heroes. People who are leading the way to sustainable food. Lovely positive clever ideas that make you want to follow.

Kim

Dan Barber

Check out his TED talk and his book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EUAMe2ixCI

http://www.thethirdplate.com/

Dan Barber leads you to

Miguel Medialdea

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/earthrise/2012/04/20124615166529417.html

Tim Lang

http://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/tim-lang

Michael Pollan

http://michaelpollan.com/

Clare Hargreaves. My inspiring friend, a food writer, creator of the wonderful Feast with a Chef, and contributor to LIGC 2016.

http://www.clarehargreaves.co.uk/

http://luciennesimpson.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/feast-with-chef-orwells-restaurant.html?m=1

Twitter!

LIGC has recently discovered Twitter, and is very excited to be following lots of really interesting organisations. We are retweeting items that show what wonderful innovative ideas people are implementing around the world to address our sustainability challenge. Follow us on Twitter @LIGCOxford to find some of the projects we admire.

From one of our students

Although I am unsure yet of what I would like my future to look like, I am very interested in pursuing medicine as I love helping the people around me. Having spent a week in South Africa volunteering and a week of work experience in a hospital near us, I have learnt a lot about the small things you can do to improve a persons life.

The ECI experts

We are very excited that we have all our ECI experts lined up. We are dipping into three key areas of the work done at the ECI: Climate, food and water. You can read more about our experts below. Our students will be learning about the work done at the ECI, delving into the issues, preparing interview questions for our experts, and then summarising what they have learned in their own communication project. Still a couple of places remaining for any latecomers.