“Waste No Food” Campaign on
World Food Day, 16 Oct 2014 by
all schools in Hong
Hong Kong is a prosperous city with a stable and abundant food supply; However, problem of food wastage is also common. At present, more than 9,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste are disposed every day. The main trunk of them is food waste, which composes of over 30% of total disposals, and would quickly fill up the landfills. Friends of the Earth (HK) has started food waste reduction campaign since 2010, motivating corporate sector to aware of the problem of food waste and take actions in reducing the amount. Based on the numerous supports by the corporate sector, the campaign will be further extended to the public and schools this year.
would like to invite your school to echo
our “Waste No Food” Campaign
on the World Food Day, 16 Oct 2014 (Thur),
by promoting the message of “Cherish
Food. Waste No Food” to your fellow
teachers and students, and encourage them
to take actions in reducing food waste.
To establish a better community atmosphere in cherishing food resources; let the public and young people to have a deeper understanding in the environmental problem generated from food waste; encourage adopting a greener living style.
Target: All Secondary and Primary Schools in Hong Kong
Action Date: 16 Oct 2014 (Thur)
(Schools are welcome to extend the campaign to
more than one day, or even a week)
Suggested actions and educational resources available:
the message of ‘Waste No Food’
Share the message of ‘Waste No Food’
to your fellow teachers and students during
the morning assembly and encourage them
to take actions in reducing food waste in
the education and promotion materials listed
below will be available for all participating
schools in late September:
|Resources provided by
|“Waste No Food” Campaign
||Put up in campus
“Waste No Food” video
/ audio appeal (approx. 2.5mins)
raise students’ awareness on the problem
of food wastage and suggest green steps
in saving food in daily life
|Broadcast during morning assembly, lunchtime,
or in classroom
|“Waste No Food” General Studies/Liberal
Studies Teaching Materials
||Teachers may lead a discussion in the General
Studies/Liberal Studies lesson.
|E-book "Gift from Nature –
Volume 1 & 2" (in Chinese)
- Extended reading materials which introduce
sources and nutrition of food ingredients
- Download here
|Action tips (printed as small notices)
||Put up at canteen or classrooms as daily
|Rental of education materials and
||To assist 'waste no food' activities at
activity - 'I am your Food Angel': (*Schools
can design activity details)
Based on the ‘Angel and Master game', each
student is assigned roles as a ‘Food Angel'
and a 'Master'. ‘Food Angels' have to observe
secretly whether their ‘Masters’ have wasted
any food, and encourage the 'Masters' to
cherish food. The activity can be one day,
one week or even longer. Students can guess
who their masters are.
can also design their own 'Cherish Food'
, such as 'Zero Food
Waste Campus': all teachers and students
will have to finish all of their food in
campus on the action day and take photo
of their empty dishes after lunch.
three schools with the highest participation
in the 'I am your Food Angel' themed activity
will each be granted a free green seminar.
Join the campaign:
and send the completed form to Friends of
the Earth (HK) by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or fax (2529-2777) on or before 30 Sept 2014.
Enquires: Ms Rachel Tang / Ms
Janet Yuen, Friends of the Earth (HK)
Tel: 3184-1518 or 3184-1522 / Email: email@example.com
/ website: www.foe.org.hk
There will be a series of public activities and promotional events starting from mid-October, with an aim to establish a better community atmosphere in cherishing food resources and let the public and young people to have a deeper understanding in the environmental problem generated from food waste.
of Participants in 2012
of Participants in 2013
of Participants in 2014 (Chinese version)
Download 2014 Education