The Cambridge campaign is coordinated by the Cambridge Sustainable Food, and they need your help! If you are a food-serving business in Cambridge, please sign the pledge and help your city to become the world’s first Sustainable Fish City, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The following food-serving organisations in Cambridge have signed the Sustainable Fish City pledge for their fish buying, also promising to promote sustainable fish to their staff and customers.
Local authorities and schools
The Leys School
The Leys is a co-educational boarding and day school in Cambridge, which was established in 1875 and has 560 pupils. Leys is a green Flag school, has a comprehensive recycling policy and uses solar energy. Three meals per day are freshly prepared on site, and all the fish served is from demonstrably sustainable sources.
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Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Churchill College was founded in 1960 as a memorial to Winston Churchill and embodies his vision of how higher education can benefit society. There is a strong academic focus on science and technology as well as a meritocratic admissions policy where 3/4 applicants should come from state schools. Students are already offered ethically sourced food on a Monday and they are working to roll this out for fish for all 7 days.
Christ's College, University of Cambridge
Christ's College was founded in 1505 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. It houses around 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and counts Charles Darwin, John Milton and Sasha Baron Cohen amongst its alumni. Christ’s College have an active Green Committee, comprising fellows, staff and students, which is currently tackling the energy efficiency of the historic college buildings. Christs College serve responsibly sourced fish, vegan, vegetarian and low-carbon meals daily in their dining hall.
Clare College, University of Cambridge
Clare College is the second oldest college in Cambridge, founded in 1326. The catering department proves meals for staff, students and Fellows. The college is very proud of it's environmental credentials; it provides a good range of vegetarian food, has cut gas consumption, and produces its own bottled water. In 2015, Clare won a NUS Gold Green Impact award, and were rated as the best Cambridge college on recycling, and the second-best on overall environmental performance.
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Corpus Christi College is one of the ancient colleges in the University of Cambridge, founded in 1352 by the Guilds of Corpus Christi and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Despite being a relatively small college, the pledge will affect over 100,000 meals each year to its 500 students. The college will now ensure it avoids the worst, promotes the best and improves the rest as part of the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge
Darwin College, University of Cambridge
Darwin College was founded in 1964 as the first College solely for graduate students, researchers and fellows. It is one of the largest Cambridge Colleges with over 600 students. Darwin College has a sustainable and ethical catering policy that strives to serve sustainably sourced fish, meat and poultry to our college community which covers students from over 80 countries. We run green formal halls which include produce from local suppliers such as cheese and even wine. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available daily through the servery with many locally sourced products available. Darwin College are proud to sign up to Sustainable Fish Cities to show our commitment to providing ethically and sustainable sourced meals for our community.
The Emmanuel College
The Emmanuel College was founded in 1584 and currently embraces around 650 students. The College has a reputation for its high academic standards, having consistently ranked top of the colleges in examination results for over two decades. Emmanuel College serve responsibly sourced fish, vegan, vegetarian and ethically sourced meals daily in their hall.
Fitzwilliam College traces its origins back to 1869 and is recognised as one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge. The signing of the Cambridge Climate Change Charter has coincided with the establishment of its Environmental Action Plan with ambitious targets covering energy and water consumption, waste management, pollutants, travel, and purchasing, Its 760 students will now benefit from sustainably sourced fish as part of their meals at the College.
Girton College was founded in 1869 and is distinctive for being Britain’s first residential college for women offering an education at degree level. Girton has continued to be renowned as a college of equality, ensuring a balanced male tofemale ratio. These past values are what shape the College today and the pledge to providing its 674 students with sustainable fish continues along the same ethical vein.
Homerton College was established in 1768 and is home to more students than any other Cambridge College with around 600 undergraduates, 800 graduates, and 90 fellows. Homerton College is well recognised as a leading institution for academia and public services with an array of alumni of considerable influence – including educationalists, politicians, and missionary explorers. The college will now ensure it avoids the worst, promotes the best and improves the rest as part of the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge.
Jesus College, University of Cambridge
Jesus College was established in 1560 and for the majority of its history was a seminary for Church of England clergy. Since the Victorian ages the college has diversified the range of subjects taught and those that teach them. Vegetarian dishes are currently available, and Jesus will be improving its sustainability criteria by signing the pledge.
Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall is a college of the University of Cambridge, and home to the Institute of Continuing Education; teaching social sciences, political sciences and history, as well as part time and short courses for the public. Madingley Hall was built in the 16th century and is also a famous and prestigious conference and event venue. It serves fresh, locally-sourced food in its onsite Dining Hall, Saloon, and Terrace Bar.
Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Named after St Mary Magdalene, the College was founded in 1428. It is an located next to the river Cam and made of an architectural mix of buildings, built as the college has expanded over the centuries. They have already committed to removing at risk species from their menu and are committed to switching fully to sustainably sourced fish.
Newnham College was established in 1871 as one of the first women's colleges and remains the only undergraduate college with an all-women Fellowship. Newnham College offers its 655 students a variety of hot, cold, vegan and vegetarian meals, cooked on site by its catering team. In signing the pledge 150000 meals will be subject to the Sustainable Fish Cities Pledge.
Pembroke College is one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge, and the earliest college to survive today on its original site. The college was founded in 1347 and now houses over 700 students and fellows. The hall serves three meals per day, every day, including a vegan tapas bar.
Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge
Peterhouse is the both the oldest and smallest of the Cambridge Colleges and was founded in 1284. Peterhouse is renowned as a friendly, welcoming college and recent alumni include bass guitarist of Radiohead Colin Greenwood and Olympic gold-medallist Stephanie Cook. Signing the pledge is their first step towards making public a sustainable sourcing commitment.
Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Robinson is one of the newest colleges in the University of Cambridge, opening in 1981. It now has around 500 students and is built around a large landscaped garden and lake in West Cambridge. Robinson is proud to have a strong food ethics policy; they are reducing reliance on animal products, and serving local, seasonal and Fairtrade produce, free-range poultry where possible and now, sustainable fish.
Selwyn College, University of Cambridge
Selwyn takes its name from George Augustus Selwyn; the first Bishop of New Zealand (1841-68), and in whose memory the College was founded. The college provides food for its students and staff, as well as for conferences, events and weddings. They use local produce and suppliers where possible on their seasonal menus and sustainable fish is a priority.
Sidney Sussex College
Sidney Sussex College was established in the year of 1596. The college ranks fourth highest amongst Cambridge colleges in Nobel Prizes won by alumni reflecting it’s excel in the subjects of Mathematics, Engineering and Law. The Sidney Catering Department, headed by award winning chef Steven Mather, is widely regarded as one of the best in Cambridge and this commitment to provide sustainable fish will only increase their culinary reputation further.
St Catherine's College
St Catherine's is in the historic city-centre of Cambridge and famously home to Cambridge’s oldest literary society, the Shirley Society, and has an impressive reputation for sustainability. As a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and Green Tourism Business Scheme, the College has a comprehensive food and drink policy, they serve locally sourced and natural ingredients and operate a ‘paperless conference office’.
St John's College, University of Cambridge
St John's College was founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII. In 2015, St John’s became the first Cambridge college to achieve a two star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association. They proudly state that they use local produce, free range eggs and run Sustainable Hall events to promote local, Fairtrade and high-welfare produce.
Trinity Hall College, University of Cambridge
Trinity Hall is the fifth oldest College in the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1350 originally for the study of law, it now houses around 650 students and offers a wide range of subjects. The college has a sustainability policy for food served in college; serving only free range pork, chicken and eggs. Tea and coffee is Fairtrade and seasonal products are used whenever possible. The college only serves fish which is rated ‘Fish to eat’ by the Marine Conservation Society.
The University Centre
The University Centre is the hub for socialising, sports and study for the University of Cambridge’s students, staff, alumni and their guests. Food is a crucial part of what the Centre offers – with a Main Dining Hall, Cafe, and Riverside Restaurant. The University Centre also offers a range of outside catering and catering consultation services for the University.
Wintercomfort has supported people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home in Cambridge For over 25 years. They offer people that are sleeping rough, guests at local night shelters, and those living in temporary accommodation or vulnerably housed year-round food, shelter and support. As well as hot, nourishing food, the centre allows users to access help and advice from agencies on housing and health, debt advice, learning and development, arts and sports. They also run Food4food, a buffet and catering service offering work experience to vulnerable people, and a community café.
Restaurants and iconic businesses
Co at No 15
Co at No 15 opened in July 2016. It’s ethos: creating Cambridge's “most sustainable, eco-friendly and forward thinking café". As well as space to catch up over coffee, Co has a grocery, bakery, and offer breakfast, lunch and evening meals from a seasonally changing menu. They use local farms, local suppliers for bakery treats, and use responsibly-sourced meat sparingly.
Nana Mexico serves up classic, authentic Mexican street food from two restaurants in Cambridge city centre, and also provide catering for events and conferences. They offer fantastic support to the local community by employing people that have suffered from homelessness and people looking for a fresh start after serving a prison sentence. Their chicken is free from routine antibiotics and their pork is free range.