#SwitchUpYourLunch to make a difference in Oxfordshire

Green Templeton College is supporting the #SwitchUpYourLunch campaign on Monday 14 June as part of a pledge to improve Oxfordshire’s ecological footprint.

Our kitchen will be serving an exclusively vegan lunch menu on this day, and we’re encouraging all college members to #SwitchUpYourLunch and get involved.

Our #SwitchUpYourLunch menu

If you’re in college on Monday 14 June, enjoy a tasty vegan option from the click-and-collect lunch menu.

There are a range of delicious hot meals, salad bowls and baguettes available.

Hot meals

Option 1: Baked sweet potato with 5 bean chilli and kale
Option 2: Vegan mince bolognese with penne and green salad (soya, celery, sulphites, cereal)

Salad bowls

Option 1: Chargrilled vegetable pasta salad with vegan pesto (cereal, sulphites)
Option 2: Smoked tofu and quinoa salad (soya)

Baguettes

Option 1: Roast field mushroom with lettuce, tomato, Sriracha sauce and crispy onions (cereal, sesame, soya)
Option 2: Chickpea salad (cereal, mustard)

Bookings for this #SwitchUpYourLunch menu can be made via the Meals Booking platform as usual and close on Friday 11 June at midday.

If you’re working or studying remotely, there are a range of vegan and vegetarian lunch ideas on the Good Food Oxford website.

Don’t forget to share pics of your lunch with #SwitchUpYourLunch!

Enjoy!

About the campaign

Across Oxfordshire, food makes up 43% of our ecological footprint, which is more than transport or energy.

The #SwitchUpYourLunch campaign, organised by Oxfordshire Greentech and Good Food Oxford, wants to encourage everyone in Oxfordshire to make a positive difference to the environmental impact of our food, and improve our carbon footprint in this county.

This is the third year the campaign is running. In 2020, 38 organisations across Oxfordshire took part in the pledge and more than 50,000 people across Oxford were reached.

The organisers hope that by encouraging people to choose vegan or vegetarian for just one day, this can help slow climate change, conserve natural resources, and improve your health

Nina Osswald, co-ordinator at Good Food Oxford, said: ‘Our Oxfordshire wide network of sustainable food producers includes veg growers as well as farmers of sustainable, grass-fed meat and organic dairy. If we all commit to eating a lot more veg and choosing better quality meat and dairy, but less frequently, we can make a big difference to our overall impact on climate change. Furthermore, it tastes delicious, can be healthier and cost less.’

Our commitment to sustainability

Green Templeton is committed to working collectively for a sustainable future.

Our catering team already lead on sustainable initiatives including Meat-Free Mondays. As part of doing our bit to combat climate change, conserve resources and improve health, the kitchen have one plant-based day each week, which means a range of tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes to fuel you through the day!

The team also use local food suppliers, and choose Fairtrade sugar, bananas, tea, coffee, chocolate and biscuits for conferences and events. Excess food from the kitchen is delivered to local food banks across Oxford.

Find out more about Green Templeton’s sustainability efforts and achievements.

Created: 9 June 2021

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