It’s official: Guelph and Wellington County will receive $10 million from Infrastructure Canada to implement their Smart Cities vision: Our Food Future, Canada’s first circular food economy. The joint proposal from City of Guelph and Wellington County was submitted in early March after nine months of planning involving more than 150 community partners.
CTV Kitchener featured the Guelph-Wellington Smart Cities Challenge in three segments on March 25’s In Your Backyard. Watch how these local businesses are already limiting waste and promoting a circular food economy.
More than 80 community members and food experts gathered at the Guelph Y on Tuesday to explore our relationship with food and ways to eat healthier and reduce food waste. The event was part of the City of Guelph and County of Wellington’s Smart Cities Challenge project, Our Food Future.
Guelph and Wellington County’s Smart Cities Challenge work to create Canada’s first circular food economy is making news globally.
Guelph and Wellington County are in a strong position to become Canada’s first circular food economy, which could realize tens-of-millions in savings and related benefits, according to a report from UK-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a global thought leader in circular economies.