One day a year, we should take stock of our behaviour to see if we can change some of our habits to be more earth-friendly. Please check out a Billion Acts of Green for good ideas.
Why not pledge to reduce your food waste by 1 kg/week and join the food waste challenge?
VOICE nominated for 2013 Green Award
VOICE has been shortlisted for the 2013 Green Awards for its Feeding the 5,000 Dublin event last November. We were nominated under the Green Corporate Citizen Category. Fingers crossed!
As of 2009, Ireland produced 482,366 tonnes of plastic waste, of which 124,424 tonnes were recycled (26%). See Rx3 Report Of this, 80,000 tonnes was PET, the plastic polymer used for plastic bottles. We only recycled 31% of these bottles (around 25,000 tonnes). We have a huge potential to increase our recycling rates and one of the tools to achieve this is through a deposit/refund system whereby consumers pay a small deposit on each bottle bought, which is then refunded when the bottle is returned. This system has been successfully used in many States in the US as well as in many EU countries. Read More
VOICE’s Feeding the 5,000 Dublin event and campaign on food waste featured on latest Eco Eye programme with Duncan Stewart. Check it out here.
5 Small Ways to Start a
Food Waste Revolution…
What is your ‘food print’? I have been reading numerous food waste articles daily and the web is awash with studies and reports on the amount of food waste we are all creating along food cycle. To be honest, it can be depressing as well as numbing. What can each of us do? Read More
Have a look at our video of our Feeding 5k Dublin event.
Thank you to all our volunteers for helping out both on Friday the 23rd November chopping vegetables in DIT and on Sat the 24th in Wolfe Tone Park. We couldn’t have held such a successful event without you!
And thank you to the people who came out to eat our curry and to support our campaign to reduce food waste. Here are a few photos from the event: Read More
VOICE, along with EPA Stop Food Waste, Food Glorious Food and Bia Foodbank had a wonderful day feeding 5,000 people last Saturday the 24th November. Wolfe Tone Park was a fantastic venue and there was a great buzz around the place. We had over 20 volunteers on Friday chopping nearly 800 kg of vegetables with DIT catering students in the catering kitchens of Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street and over 70 volunteers on Saturday helping with the event. Tristram Stuart from Feeding the 5,000 and Dublin born Para from Food for All Kingscross came over from the UK to join us as Dublin showed its support for efforts to reduce food waste.
Have a peek at our video of the day.
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We have produced a new video about our Feeding the 5,000 Dublin courtesy of Eamonn O’Brien of The Reluctant Speakers Club, a leading provider of public speaking courses. Please view and share! Feeding the 5,000 video
VOICE and our partners EPA Stop Food Waste, Bia Foodbank and Food Glorious Food launched our Feeding the 5,0000 Dublin event on Wednesday the 7th November at the Church Restaurant. It was a wonderful venue where we sampled a vegetable curry similar to the one that will be eaten on the day. Curry meals were also delivered to Dublin press outlets to promote the event.
For more information see our press release.
Like an oak tree, a national movement or campaign is only as strong as its roots, and the grassroots community garden movement has demonstrated that it is going from strength to strength in Ireland. As shown last Saturday, 29th Sept, in Wolfe Tone Park, local Dublin Community Growers confirmed their commitment to local efforts in its well-organised Harvest Festival 2012. Read More
Join us on the 24th of November, 2012 at Wolfe Tone Park from noon as we attempt to feed 5,000 people free of charge with food that would have been thrown away because of aesthetics, blemishes, damaged packaging or short expiration dates. We will prove that this is still value (and taste) in such food and highlight the problems with food waste as well as offering solutions. For more information about this event, please click here. Feeding 5,000 Dublin
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The first day of school is only around the corner, and as we prepare to send our little (and not so little) ones back to their classrooms, we should consider ways to reduce our impact on the environment and even save a few bob along the way. Greening your school preparations does not only mean buying from sustainable sources and products from recycled material, it also means reusing items that still have good life in them.
Here’s a list of five easy ways to ‘green’ your first day of school: Read More
RIO + 20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, is starting in a few days, the 20th of June.
In advance of this conference, Ireland has published Our Sustainable Future, a Framework for Sustainable Development for Ireland. This report details Ireland’s commitments regarding Sustainable Development and particularly the promotion of the green economy.
The key challenges for sustainable development are explained, and the report details their proposed implementation methods.
The main challenges for Sustainable Development are the following:
Finding a solution to the short-term interests and ongoing unsustainable practices driving our societies and economies is a recurring issue. Few innovative ideas have emerged, fewer are being fully implemented and, as a consequence, we are exceeding planetary boundaries, threatening the security and wellbeing of those around us and those who follow us.
There is a way of challenging mainstream politics from within, guaranteeing that sustainable development and long-term thinking are part of decisions in all areas from the start. Appointing a legal representative, an Ombudsperson for Future Generations that actively speaks up in the name of future generations can help bring the necessary checks and balances to our political systems.