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2017 — United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development In our 26th year, the organising committee has cited the need to look beyond putting on great events and to consider the real impact of a festival like F.O.O.D Week on our local area in an economic, social and environmental sense. President of Orange F.O.O.D Week, James Sweetapple said that “F.O.O.D Week has now grown into a significant festival and it needs to take responsibility for it's impact on the local environment.” 2017 is the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. F.O.O.D Week 2017 will begin the process of assessing sustainability across all events and start implementing change. Leading by example, the committee hopes to include criteria as a pre-requisite for participation in future F.O.O.D Week festivals. The goals that F.O.O.D Week would like to implement in 2017: • Use of biodegradable food vessels • Recycle or compost waste products at all major events • Printing of all marketing collateral on sustainably produced paper • Environmental Audit of the 2017 event • Seek out alternatives to plastic water bottles at all events This is a long-term objective and we believe that a few small steps will begin the process to a more sustainable F.O.O.D Week for years to come. www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment Photo Credit: Mandagery Creek Venison


FOODWeek2017
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