Blog #3 I want to be

The Think.Save.Eat campaign is an amazing opportunity to not only be informed about food scraps, but it teaches you what foods can be regrown.

 

environment: According to United Nations Environment Programme, This campaign addresses environment because “Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of water equivalent to the annual flow of Russia’s Volga River  and is responsible for adding 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the planet’s atmosphere.”

economics:This campaign addresses economics because “In addition to its environmental impacts, the direct economic consequences to producers of food wastage (excluding fish and seafood) run to the tune of $750 billion annually, FAO’s report estimates”(UNEP).

social equity: Think.Save.Eat. campaign addresses fair access to resources by teaching people to regrown scraps such as “avocado, cabbage, carrots, celery, herbs, potatoes,  romaine lettuce, etc.” Instead of throwing away scraps, people can regrown them, and even regrowing the same scrap multiple times can produce the same nutritious outcomes. Also, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva stated, ” We simply cannot allow one-third of all the food we produce to go to waste, when 870 million people go hungry every day “(UNEP).

energy and health : According to Think.Save.Eat campaign, ” regenerating fruit and vegetable scraps means less landfill waste, it supplements your food budget, and it also allows you to grow organic food that you know is healthy and nutritious”

 

Think.Save.Eat project’s sustainability outcomes are teaching people how to recycle and reuse their kitchen scraps to not only save money on buying grocery’s, but to limit the waste and green house gases that come from the waste. Think.Save.Eat’s methods/plans that they are implementing to make the project a success are: giving tips and tricks on how to plant the seeds of for example, bell pepper seeds, can be planted in soil 1/4th deep, and watered with one inch of water a week.

 

http://greatist.com/health/campaigns-saving-planet

http://www.thinkeatsave.org/index.php/about

http://www.thinkeatsave.org/index.php/be-informed/fast-facts

http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2726&ArticleID=9611

http://www.ehow.com/how_4740179_start-vegetable-garden-kitchen-scraps.html

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2 thoughts on “Blog #3 I want to be

  1. You could also regrow herbs and greens by just putting them in some water. I think it’s so important for people to know about this and implement it into their lifestyle, it’s free food. It could help people in need, and I would love to see this used in restaurants as well. Food waste is such a huge problem, especially in the U.S., and hopefully, this could combat that.

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  2. I believe this campaign is a great idea for people everywhere. Food is one of the major things that go to waste every day, and like other waste, it is unhealthy for its communities and environment. By regrowing scraps, food waste can be dramatically reduced. Fresh food grown at home would mean more money saved, and the guarantee of being free of harmful additives to food grown on large scales. Not much space is needed, so many can participate in this and work toward a more sustainable planet.

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