The Clean Technology Centre is part of an exciting new Sustainability Training Programme which will run from April until November 2021 for food businesses across South and West Cork. The course is designed small, micro and artisan food (and beverage) producers to train them in more sustainable, low-carbon and waste-free practices.

The SECAD Sustainable Food Training Programme has been commissioned by SECAD Partnership CLG and will be delivered by CTC with partners SustHub and Change by Degrees.

Having identified challenges faced by food and beverage producers in relation to sustainability such as: sustainable sourcing and supply chain practices, packaging, energy, water and waste, consumer education, carbon emissions, renewable energy and climate change, CTC trainers James Hogan, Colum Gibson and Keeling Tobin will share their expert knowledge and advice based on years of professional experience in these areas.

CTC, as the expert advisor to the Stop Food Waste Programme since its inception in 2009 has a long-standing expertise in this vital field.

Some media coverage and further information about the programme are available at these links:

For more information about this programme, or to sign up, contact James Hogan at CTC:

Photo by Brian Lougheed shows, from left: Keelin Tobin (CTC), James Hogan (CTC) and Suzanne Kearney, Assistant CEO at SECAD.