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Cool Food named as a finalist in European REGIOSTARS Awards

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PECT is delighted to announce that its Cool Food initiative has been selected, out of hundreds of projects, to be named as a finalist in the European REGIOSTARS Awards 2020.

Launched in 2019, as a partnership project between the French organisation Al’Terre Breizh and PECT, Cool Food is a digital tool designed to recommend and capture commitments from individuals to change food habits and help the environment.

The process of growing, harvesting, and transporting food accounts for almost a third of the world’s carbon emissions. The good news is that there are bite-sized actions we can take to reduce our carbon emissions to slow down climate change. Cool Food’s aim is to help households in the UK and France make a 20% reduction in their carbon emissions through changing meal and food shopping habits.

The Cool Food project was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme, which promotes cross border co-operation. It supports the transition to a low-carbon economy in the food sector. To find out more and to sign up visit http://coolfood.net/en/

The annual REGIOSTARS Awards is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy. It aims to identify good practices in regional development and highlight innovative, EU-funded projects, which could be inspiring to other regions.

The REGIOSTARS Awards 2020 has chosen Cool Food as a finalist in the Sustainable growth – Circular economy for a green Europe category. Voting for the public choice award will finish on 15 September, and the results will be announced in October 2020. To vote, visit https://regiostarsawards.eu/