Stories

Guelph-Wellington awarded Smart Cities Challenge prize

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.

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Let’s Talk About Food

Learn how to make the most of food to create nutritious meals with less waste. This free event provides tips, tricks and advice from food and culinary experts in Guelph-Wellington:

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Theory of Change for Smart Cities

This paper explores what a theory of change is, its use as the foundation for evaluation and impact assessment, and how these are processes that will facilitate the success of Our Food Future

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The University of Guelph rethinks waste through collaborative campus food systems

In 2009, Martha Gay Scroggins initiated the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) on undeveloped land at the edge of the University of Guelph Arboretum. Ten years later, GCUOF is completely off-grid with a solar energy system that pumps water from an on-site well. As a certified organic farm and research facility, GCUOF is committed to avoiding all oils and plastics (including farm tools such as tractors) as well as any artificial fertilizers.

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See the circular food economy in action

Guelph/Wellington wants to be Canada’s first circular food economy and we have what it takes. These videos highlight four amazing community members and businesses who are rooted in food sustainability, innovation, waste reduction and education. You’ll see how we’re leading the way in the agri-tech, food science and agriculture sectors. It’s possible… and it’s already happening right here!

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