One Planet Picnic


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One Planet Picnic Guide


The One Planet Picnic is a Keep Scotland Beautiful initiative to get you thinking about food and sustainability. The One Planet Picnic was first launched in 2011 by former Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead, MSP and Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin at the Hermitage Park Primary School in Edinburgh and it is a Keep Scotland Beautiful original. The initiative has gone from strength to strength and in 2016 more than 7000 people enjoyed a picnic which was good for them and the planet.

A One Planet Picnic is a picnic that is good for you and good for the planet. It’s a fun way for you to get to know food, people and places in your local area. This initiative is open to all kind of groups (Businesses and Organisations, Community Groups, Schools, and Youth Groups) and it provides inspiration for trying sustainable food at work, at school and in communities. You can celebrate your local harvest, help reduce food waste, and taste and share some excellent food.

The name ‘One Planet Picnic’ reminds us about living within the limits of our one planet and that our food choices have impacts beyond our individual health.  Our food choices represent 16% of greenhouse gas emissions from Scottish households, not including emissions from any food waste. Happily, there’s a lot that pupils can do to have food which is good for the planet as well as good for humans; from reducing food waste to eating local, seasonal food.

The project also contributes to targets and indicators of the Global Goals.

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