- Waste day
October 8, 2017
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
”It’s not the strongest or most intelligent that survive but the most adaptive”.
Our generation produces more waste than any before and we have become used to throwing away perfectly good food without a hint of a second thought. This event hopes to not only inform and inspire you on how to live with less food waste but what to do with it when waste does arrive in our lives.
The day will be divided into three segments:
1. A morning discussion centred around the notion of not creating food waste in the first place. This is the essential message of all of this – don’t create it in the first place so we won’t have to deal with it. However, this is easier said than done, it takes an entire shift in peoples thinking and approach to nearly all aspects of life.Obviously being human, we will inevitably create food waste at some point though so we will also go through recycling, composting and economic, environmental and societal impacts from food waste.
2. We will then take a break for a lunch made entirely from ‘waste’ and leftovers which will be shared around a communal table.
3. In the afternoon we will focus on tips and ideas for leftover food in your fridge. Giving your food a second life. With helpful pointers & recipes on how to avoid that lonely carrot or onion in the corner and instead embracing its presence in what might be your next one pot wonder.
We’re excited to have FoodCloud and FoodCloud Hub involved in EAT-ITH waste day. FoodCloud are working towards a world where no good food goes to waste by redistributing surplus food from retailers, manufacturers, producers, farmers, and wholesalers to charity and community groups in the UK and Ireland. To date 22 million meals have been redistributed, tackling food waste and alleviating food poverty at a local level. Over 5,000 charities and community groups are benefiting from extra food, helping to reduce their food bills while providing nutritious meals to those in need.
Mindy O’Brien co-ordinator of VOICE of Irish Concern for the environment will be joining us in the morning discussion. VOICE spearheaded the tax on plastic bags in 1998 with its successful implementation in 2002. Mindy is involved with food rescues, waste prevention & putting an end to fluoridation in our waters.
Darragh Doyle the head of community at food cloud will be talking about the importance of the food waste hierarchy and what happens to food waste after it leaves our homes, businesses & lives.
Please check out some useful links we’ve found on our journey of waste-less living:
Zero Waste Ireland can also be found on Facebook with a wealth of useful links and ideas.
This event is suited to those who really want to make a change with regards to waste in their lives. It will give you the opportunity to meet like minded people and will inform you of the practical, every day and large scale ways to make a difference.
Please note, we are open to everyone attending this event. If you don’t feel like you can pay the full ticket price then please just make a small contribution on the day.