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Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Food Waste, General News, Waste |

Food Rescue Tea Party!

Food Rescue Tea Party!

Tweet  On May 25th, VOICE had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with St. Laurence O’Toole’s third and fourth class students to host a Food Waste Tea Party. We used the fantastic kitchen facilities of Sheriff Street Recreation Centre just across from the school, who run regular cooking classes and food educational events with the local community. We were very impressed with their set up and community composting. This event was to demonstrate to the young girls that old or funny looking fruit veg can be transformed into delicious cakes and other tasty treats. Carrot and orange cake was the mission of the day, and it all began with a lot of muscle power to grate the carrots and squeeze the oranges. The food, provided by FoodCloud, was all rescued supermarket produce. The carrots, oranges, yogurts and dried fruit we used would have all been destined for the bin simply because of ‘sell by’ dates on the packaging. The cake prep was messy, fun and crazy as you can...

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog, Food Waste, General News, Waste | 0 comments

Food Rescue at the 5 Lamps Arts Festival!

Food Rescue at the 5 Lamps Arts Festival!

On Saturday 1st April, VOICE history was made as for the first time ever, our Food Rescue was brought to the 5 Lamps Arts Festival.

For two hours on a rainy April Fools Day, a bustling atmosphere filled the hall of SWAN Youth Services. We had cooking demonstrations, music, a ‘coffee upcycling’ station, a recipe and skill-share with Connect the Dots and a documentary screening of a film about food waste. What a way to spend a wet Saturday afternoon! Read all about it here.

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Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Blog, Repair, Waste, Zero Waste |

Launch of Towards Zero Waste Cashel!

Launch of Towards Zero Waste Cashel!

Cashel Co. Tipperary recently followed in the footsteps of San Francisco and Ljubljana as Zero Waste Cashel was Launch ZWCofficially launched.

“Towards Zero Waste Cashel” is an 18-month pilot initiative which promotes reducing waste and repairing and repurposing items, and was officially launched last Thursday March 2nd at the Rock of Cashel. Cashel is the first town in Ireland to make the journey towards zero waste a reality.

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