Today is Stop Food Waste Day, an international day of action in the fight against food waste. You too can get involved to help raise awareness and inspire change about this global issue. Today is about educating and igniting change.
Food is love, don’t let it go to waste.
Food waste is central to some of the key challenges facing the world today, including hunger and poverty, climate change, health and wellbeing, as well as the sustainability of agriculture and oceans. At Casa Mia we are avid waste warriors committed to using our platform and the inspiration provided by the no-food-waste attitude of our past generations, to educate and inspire others in the fight against food waste.
According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, each year an estimated 1/3 of all food produced – in other words 1.3 billion tons worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the trash bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices. The resulting carbon footprint is estimated at 3.3 billion tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere, per year. The total volume of water used to produce food that is lost or wasted each year (250km3) is equivalent to three times the volume of Lake Geneva. The list goes on.
Make this the day we all get involved to raise awareness and inspire change.
A place to start is attending the free worldwide virtual event today at 2:00 p.m. EST. Thirty five speakers will participate in a virtual discussion about the food waste crisis. They will share practical ways in which we can all play our part to reduce our waste.
We suggest you join the conversation. In preparation, you can read the following pertinent posts published on the Casa Mia blog over the past few years.
- Changing our Habits to Reduce Food Waste
- Waste not, Artichoke Tea Infusion
- 10 Traditional Italian Recipes Using Leftovers
- Compost THIS
- 10 Ways to Extend the Life of Bread
- What to Make with Sourdough Starter Discard
- Vegetables We Shouldn’t be Peeling
- Batch Cooking Tips
- 5 Golden Rules for Storing Your Cheese
- What to Make with Christmas Leftovers
- Leftover Pasta? Not a Problem
- Seasonal No-Waste Dishes: Agnolotti
The commitment of Stop Food Waste Day is aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goal 12.3: halve food waste by the year 2030. Campaign assets include posters, social media cards and supporting images. You can use these and the image below on your digital channels, websites, blogs. To help maximize the event’s reach do encourage others in your network to get involved. Follow Stop Food Waste Day on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.