The City of New York, one of three Flagship Cities in the Food initiative, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation hosted a Circular Economy for Food Convening last Friday at Project Farmhouse in NYC. The convening was designed to begin building and mobilising a consortium of food system actors to demonstrate the circular economy for food in NYC. The convening brought together a range of actors—city agencies, growers, food service providers, chefs, brands, innovators, academics, non-profits, and more—to accelerate progress and drive real systemic change.
This action-oriented day was organised around four breakout groups that focused on some of NYC’s key priorities related to food. The breakout sessions gave room for the participants to share their experience and expertise, deepen their understanding of the city’s vision and existing programmes, cultivate valuable connections, explore new ways to collaborate and develop solutions based on circular economy thinking.
At the end of the convening, participants shared key takeaways and outlined next steps to transform ideas into action and lead iconic food system projects in NYC.
Flagship Cities are key in inspiring cities around the world to join the journey to a regenerative global food system.
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