Closing Loops is a collaborative project created to stimulate a thriving local economy in North Lancashire. The project was launched by FoodFutures, North Lancashire’s award-winning Sustainable Food Network.
The Closing Loops project is cultivating a regenerative food economy by building a composting academy, gleaning network, citizen journalist movement and co-creating North Lancashire recipes.
It will create and cultivate an ecosystem of people from all walks of life taking responsibility and working together to reconnect people, place, community and nature. Closing Loops aims to move us from sustainable to regenerative by linking up existing initiatives and co-developing new solutions in order to:
- Create inspiring new visions of the world we’d like to live in;
- Enable everyone in our region to have access to food that is of good quality, locally sourced, seasonal, sustainably produced and sustainably packaged food,
- Use resources wisely and transform waste into a valuable local resource;
- Support people in developing and sharing the skills we need for a new regenerative economy;
- And scale out beyond our district by building a model for a regional REconomy that works and nourishes people.
Closing Loops is funded by the National Lottery Climate Action Fund. It brings together six key local organisations (LESS, Lancaster District CVS, Eggcup, Global Link, Shared Future and Scientists For Global Responsibility) in order to take forward big chunks of ‘Our Food Futures: a community food strategy for North Lancashire’.