Orange’s annual food festival returns in 2017 with environmental focus
Recognising 2017 as the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Orange F.O.O.D Week organising committee is assessing the economic, social and environmental impact the event has on the local area.
“F.O.O.D Week has now matured as an event and it needs to take responsibility for its impact,” Orange F.O.O.D Week president James Sweetapple said.
Ahead of the event, the committee has identified a list of goals it will begin to implement in 2017, with hopes to continue them in future events.
These include the use of biodegradable food vessels; recycling and/or composting of waste products at all major events; printing of all marketing collateral on sustainably produced paper and seeking to look at alternative options for plastic water bottles at all events.
Running from March 31 to April 9, Orange F.O.O.D Week will host six major festival events, complemented by over 80 satellite events hosted at local restaurants, cafes and cellar doors.