World Environment Day - Think.Eat.Save

World Environment Day 5th of May. The theme for this year’s celebrations is Think.Eat.Save.

Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. According to the UN food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This year’s campaign rallies you to take action from your home and then witness the power of collective decisions you and others have made to reduce food waste, save money, minimise the environmental impact of food production and force food production processes to become more efficient.

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  • commented 2013-09-14 04:14:43 +0200
    Shrikant. I agree with your statement, “Food saved from waste is literally food produced for tomorrow”. It’s proactive to consider what we consider ‘waste’ as still a valuable resource. It speaks to the mindset of a changing value system. One way I believe Plantagon can pledge support is by including forums for discussion as part or community and academic engagement. Of course, the Global Urban Agriculture Summit may inspire chatter in this direction on and off the podium. https://www.facebook.com/UrbanAgricultureSummit As understanding of the companization spreads http://plantagon.com/sites/default/files/planta_thecompanization_folder_mini_webb2.pdf, people, organizations, businesses and community leaders may find customized approaches most efficient. Each city, town and neighborhood has their own modus operandi for getting things done. As mentioned previously, Portland, Oregon is one of the many US cities http://www.governing.com/topics/energy-env/gov-curbside-composting-added-to-major-city.htm l composting. I believe the best way Plantagon can pledge support is by listening and researching what has worked and focus on how these value-changing ideas catch on. I suppose the best way to build upon that focus is to find out what hooks a certain place onto an idea that moves towards positive sustainable, environmentally and socially responsible change. What do you think?
  • commented 2013-08-30 07:14:16 +0200
    It might be worthwhile to note the benefits and action plans that have gone-on-floor post the 2013 World Environment Day, to be able to plan the best set of visions and milestones for 2014. How can Plantagon pledge its utmost support to this cause ? How can we be part of this Anti-food waste movement. Food saved from waste is literally food produced for tomorrow.!!!
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  • commented 2013-07-21 08:31:53 +0200
    This is great Camilla. I wish I had known about this. These “World Days” have a hard time taking hold over here. This discussion on food waste however I have witnessed happening in communities across the US. From my experience, I have heard the discussion and, in some places, seen positive results. Montréal, Vancouver, Portland, Oregon, San Francisco, New York City are all having this conversation. In many places, food waste generated cooking oil is essential in the creation of alternative fuel for vehicles. Looks like in London, England, they’re discussing taking it a step further to power the buses. http://www.waste-management-world.com/articles/2013/07/london-mayor-calls-for-waste-oil-to-be-used-as-biofuel-for-buses.html While living in Portland, Oregon, I was impressed to witness the implementation of a mandatory composting program. Click here http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/402972 . Frankly, I was surprised Portland, Oregon did it faster than Vancouver, BC, a city that wants to be the “Greenest” by 2020. http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/targets-and-priority-actions.aspx Thanks Camilla for keeping me in the loop about these World Days. What’s your take on the day and the movement regarding what to do with food waste in general? How would you describe Sweden’s approach? We always look to Scandinavia for innovation regarding this type of thing.
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