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"Waste No Food" Campaign

 

Echo “Waste No Food” Campaign on World Food Day, 16 Oct 2014 by all schools in Hong Kong

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.

We 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.

Aim:
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:

(1) Share the message of ‘Waste No Food’
 
Action: 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 daily life.
 
Resources: the education and promotion materials listed below will be available for all participating schools in late September:

Resources provided by the FoE(HK): Suggested Use
“Waste No Food” Campaign Poster Put up in campus

“Waste No Food” video / audio appeal (approx. 2.5mins)
To 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 reminders
Rental of education materials and resources To assist 'waste no food' activities at school

(2) Themed activity - 'I am your Food Angel': (*Schools can design activity details)
 
Action: 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.
 
Schools can also design their own 'Cherish Food' activities, 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.
 
The 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:
Please download and send the completed form to Friends of the Earth (HK) by email (foodwaste@foe.org.hk) 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: foodwaste@foe.org.hk / 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.

To Review:
List of Participants in 2012
List of Participants in 2013
List of Participants in 2014 (Chinese version)
Download 2014 Education Resources



 

 

 
   
 
 
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