One Planet Picnic
The One Planet Picnic is a Keep Scotland Beautiful initiative to get you thinking about food and sustainability. 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 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 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.
Who can hold a One Planet Picnic?
Anyone can hold a One Planet Picnic. Keep Scotland Beautiful are particularly promoting the One Planet Picnic to:
- Businesses and Organisations
- Community Groups
- Youth Groups
You have up to the end of October to have your picnic. It can be for just a few people or it can be for many people. You can also extend the invitation to the wider community or to organisations in the local area.
You can register your picnic on the Keep Scotland Beautiful website. If you do this, you will be entered into a prize draw.
We’re hosting our own Big Picnic with a food waste theme as part of One Planet Picnic initiative. We will be holding an indoor picnic to celebrate great food that is good for you and good for the planet. We will have games and activities all about food reducing food waste, recipes and tips as well as some delicious free food and drink. The picnic is family friendly and open to everyone and also you can bring your own picnic blanket if you have one!|