Posted on Tue 18 Oct 2016 at 17:40 by Lewis Macleod
Back to its Roots: The Return of Shared Planet Café
Shared Planet Café has, for over a decade, played a central role in the lives of many here on campus, providing affordable and ethical food for students, staff, and members of the local community. It provided not just an essential service, it created a home-from-home – a place to relax, to socialise, and to politically organise. For years, the café was located in The Chaplaincy, running on Wednesday afternoons, before moving into the students’ association building at the time, Butchart. The association’s move away from Butchart unfortunately halted the running of the cafe, with the kitchen promised to Shared Planet in Johnston deemed ultimately unsuitable for use.
In the interim, the fantastic Shared Planet volunteers have ensured that the society remains active in the absence of the kitchen, running The Corner (a food co-operative that provides wholefoods, snacks and toiletries at wholesale prices) and the Vegbag Scheme (an initiative the provides a big bag of local, organic vegetables to students for just £6). To find out more about these great schemes, and how you can get involved, check out the Environment and Ethics section on the AUSA website here: https://www.ausa.org.uk/eande/
In addition, Shared Planet is involved in a variety of local and national campaigns on issues surrounding social and environmental justice: if you want to find out more about the variety of initiatives and campaigns that Shared Planet runs, check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sharedplanetcafe/
Now, all this great work can be further complemented by the return of The Shared Planet Café!
The café is returning back to its roots. In exciting news – Shared Planet will be returning to The Chaplaincy on Wednesday afternoons, with its re-launch on Wednesday 2nd November!
Come along to The Chaplaincy on the 2nd November between 12pm and 3pm to get some cheap, ethical food: soup for only £1, and toasties for only 70p! If you are interested in volunteering for the café, please contact Shared Planet directly through their facebook page, or by emailing the committee on: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you all on the 2nd November!