Sodexo has introduced carbon-labelling school meals at 12 Oasis Academies so far following a successful trial earlier this year.
Oasis Community Learning recognises its responsibility as an education provider to protect the environment for current and future generations. We are on a journey to becoming Net Zero. This is being moved forward by several initiatives happening across the trust as a whole and within individual academies.
Our Solar Panel Project
As our continued plan to go carbon neutral across our academies, we are proud to have partnered with Eden Sustainable to add solar power panels across an initial fourteen school sites.
Eden is a rooftop solar specialist which invests in projects across organisations such as schools and businesses, and is committed to developing, investing in, and operating sustainable renewable energy assets that perform effectively over the long-term. Eden is also part of a broader group which includes social housing and sustainable tourism and the Pickwell Foundation, which makes donations to Climate Change and People Displacement causes globally.
We are proud to be partnered with Eden Sustainable to add solar panels across a number of our academies.
The initial fourteen academies in this project are; Oasis Academy Connaught, Henderson Avenue, Immingham, Isle of Sheppey Minster, Isle of Sheppey Sheerness, John Williams, Lister Park, MediaCityUK, New Oak, Parkwood, Short Heath, Wintringham, Byron, and Woodview.
Making smart food choices with Sodexo
Sodexo has introduced carbon-labelled school meals at 12 secondary Oasis Academies following a successful trail earlier this year which saw an uptake in low carbon options such as chickpea curry and white bean chilli.
The food industry accounts for around 30% of all greenhouse gases emitted around the world. Studies suggest this figure could be cut in half if more people were encouraged to think about how much CO2e they put on their plates, and adapt their diets to introduce more climate-smart food to mealtimes.
As a promised of more than 100,000 school meals per day in the UK, Sodexo has a responsibility, and a desire, to promote sustainable food choices and play an active role in empowering young people to choose more CO2e friendly dishes. At both our trial academies, we saw a fantastic improvement of meal choices by our students, helping us to be more sustainable on our our journey to net-zero. The results from the trial are also helping to inform ongoing menu development.
A trial initiative between Sodexo and Oasis Community Learning is encouraging young diners at two secondary schools to think about the power they have to make climate conscious choices at mealtimes.
The academy was shortlisted and in early November received a letter of congratulations.