If we can use all of the ingredients to the fullest potential, we will reduce the amount of waste we are creating and shop more efficiently,” Bottura added. “In my role as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, I will fight to reduce this global shame.
You play an important role in helping to create a future food system that can provide the food we need to keep our body, mind and soul healthy while not sacrificing our land, water and energy ecosystems. While it can be hard to change our behaviors and habits, the change you create will help heal our planet and ensure that the environment is healthy for future generations, something we can all be proud of.
Food is deeply intertwined in our lives. It represents nourishment, emotion, memories, traditions and culture. How we grow, produce, distribute and consume food has a tremendous impact on nature, either enriching or depleting our natural resources. Our access to fresh healthy foods contributes to our social wellbeing and economic stability.
The food choices we make everyday are connected all the way back to the field and farms from where they were grown or raised. Many individuals and organizations like farmers, scientists and chefs are working hard to make sure food is produced, harvested, manufactured and shipped safely to us with peak nutrition and quality. But we still have many gaps in our food system, using methods that take away the nutrients in the soil, produce more than we need or have the ability to store and distribute properly.
We invite you to be a part of these innovator thinkers and leaders to share ideas for a brighter future. Join Us as a Food Systems Changemaker, helping to transform the world.
JOIN US TO TAKE ACTION
1. MORE SUSTAINABLE ACTIONS EVERY DAY
Individual action leads to collective change and we still have much work ahead to achieve all 17 SDG's. We invite you to change your habits, making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment and on our Planet.
How can you help? Join us to Take Action in these five ares, do simple steps each days and become a Food System Changemaker.
Join us in:
Choose a day and do one simple action to reduce your environmental impact.
Click on the icon inside each box and find out more actions that you can do at home.
Keep track of the actions you have done for each category.
Download the blank version to complete and color with your family and have fun playing together!
Picture your daily actions and share them on your social media using the hashtag #CookingIsAnActOfLove and #Changemakers and tagging @foodforsoul_it.
Eat Foods that are Good for Your Health and the Planet
Be an Environmental Steward
Become a Conscious Cook
Cook with the Goal of Zero Waste
Learn, Share, Act
Choose One Less Meat Dish Per Week
Increase your consumption of vegetables, especially leafy greens.
Increase your consumption of fruit.
Increase your consumption of grains.
8. Booste your immune system through your diet
Eat fruit and vegetables 5 times a day.
Eat pulses 3 times a week.
Drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
9. Buy seasonal, locally and support your farmers.
10. Plan your purchases:
Buy what is necessary and fair to everyone.
Make the most of your budget.
Plan your meals.
5. Waste reduction
Take your own shopping bags to the grocery store.
Keep a couple in the car just in case.
Take a lunch box or reusable bag, instead of a paper or plastic bag.
Avoid pre-packaged food and products.
Buy rechargeable batteries.
Buy products in refillable or recyclable containers.
Photocopy and print on both sides of the paper.
6. Water conservation
take shorter showers.
Turn off the water while shaving.
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
7. Pollution prevention
Using cold water instead of hot when washing clothes can reduce the energy used per load by up to 90%.
Do Not Mix Chemicals.
Read and Follow Label Directions.
11. Adopt the Food Recovery Hierarchy model, reduce waste and feed the soil by Composting.
12. Cook zero-waste recipe like Massimo Bottura’s ‘Mint and breadcrumb pesto’.
13. Store food properly.
14. Organize a Climate Social Dinner and raise awareness with your friends and family.
15. Read one of the 10 must-read books on sustainability.
16. Watch movies that inspire sustainability and that are able to inspire young generation to take action on climate change.
17. Listen to podcasts that delve into sustainable innovation.
18. Make the best out of educational resources and help us promote sustainability.
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR FAMILY:
Resources to Boost Your Knowledge about Food Loss and Waste
Why Do We Throw Away so Much Food?
2. BECOME A ZERO-WASTE CONSUMER
It’s our responsibility to lead the fight against food waste.
To remind the world not to take food for granted, but to treat it with care.
How much food do you waste?
Did you know that a third of the world’s annual food production ends up in the trash? That’s 1.3 BILLION TONNES of edible food wasted. It’s food that could feed 868 million of the world’s hungry. In fact, it’s 4-times the amount of food they need to lead nourished lives.
Challenge to become a zero-waste consumer
Join our Call to Act and take simple steps to help us reach SDG 12.3 and reduce the global food waste FoodPrint in half!
Choose 7 days to measure how much food waste do you produce at home.
FOOD WASTE PRODUCED
Commit to change and list 7 actions to reverse and reduce food waste
Make the commitment to reduce your food waste by 50% to 100%.
FOOD WASTE PRODUCED
TOTAL AMOUNT OF
FOOD WASTE RECOVERED