The SHARECITY100 Database — an innovative, collaborative tool created by a Trinity team for assessing the practice and sustainability potential of city-based food sharing economies around the world — has made the shortlist for the Refresh Food Waste Solution Contest.
People can vote here for this initiative, which is led by Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity, Anna Davies.
The SHARECITY100 Database has already identified more than 4,000 enterprises in 100 global cities in which food sharing plays an active and transformative role in advancing urban sustainability through resource conservation, food waste reduction and the building of communities.
Dublin’s enterprises include the likes of FoodCloud, Fumbally, WeShare, and Newmarket Kitchens, but food sharing is also happening across the world in Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East, in places as diverse as Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur and Nairobi.
The SHARECITY100 Database is playing a number of important roles that contribute to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is essentially helping to gather and disseminate information between planners, business owners and city residents that will help to encourage more sustainable food production in cities across the world.
You can read more about the project here.