The Complutense University joins the Food Wave, a project to raise awareness about sustainable food.
The Moncloa campus is a very green place, where a multitude of plant and animal species coexist, which contributes a great biodiversity to our environment. A biodiversity that on 4 November was enriched by two vegetable gardens with beans, cabbages and pumpkins planted in the Plaza de Ramón y Cajal, right in front of the iconic statue of the Torchbearers. Jesús Montero, advisor to the UCM Campus and Environment Unit, explains that these provisional vegetable gardens are part of the European Food Wave project, but also tie in with the spirit of COP26 and Science Week. The main objective of the project is to promote more sustainable food, and for students to see that “it is better for your health, and for the planet, to make a pumpkin cream than a frozen pizza“.
In fact, the Food Wave project, in which 17 cities on the continent are participating, aims to change the eating habits of young people aged 15 to 35 through training and information campaigns, workshops, courses and various actions in several universities, with the Complutense University being the first to organise it in our city.