Responsible food consumption means Respect towards food, based not only on the balance of different nutrients and components we choose but also on avoiding waste.
It involves not taking more than we can eat, not purchasing more than we will consume as well as reusing our kitchen leftovers. Earth’s resources are finite and taking care of them is a daily mission; the 5Rs should become part of everyone’s routine.
Our time is coming to an end. In New York, the Climate Clock predicts we only have 7 years left to change our behaviour and adopt environmentally friendly measures to prevent some effects of global warming from becoming irreversible. In the Ocean, the “Garbage patches” are vivid physical representation of our urban wastes and, in some of these “islands”, around 40 percent of the waste comes from the Fast Food industry. Moreover, regarding the United Nations interlinked Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reducing food loss and waste is critical to creating a Zero Hunger World and reach a Sustainable Development. Bearing these factors in mind, the YRE from Portugal and Slovenia have conducted a comprehensive study on Fast food and Food responsible consumption.
YRE Collaboration 2020/2021 – PORTUGAL / MONTENEGRO
PORTUGAL – EB de Pedome / MONTENEGRO – Elementary school Veljko Drobnjaković Risan
Article – International Collaboration
Einstein is believed to have once said: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”.
Based on this statement of Einstein, YRE from the two schools, joined forces and designed a strategy, to find out more.