Our Work is divided into several sections:
When we think about waste, most people think about the bins we put out to be collected each week or the litter on our roads and scattered in the countryside. We don’t worry about where it goes, as long as it is taken away. As they say, out of sight, out of mind.
Globally, we throw away 1.3 billion tonnes of food annually…ironically, there are around 1.3 billion people going hungry every day. At home, Ireland households and businesses waste one million tonnes of food each year…that’s 2 ½ times Croke Park, filled to the top. Meanwhile, the world is growing exponentially with population levels expected to reach over 9.5 billion in 2050 and we won’t have enough food to feed them unless we do something now.
With Ireland’s famous amount rain, many of us think we shouldn’t have to worry about water or pay for it as if falls freely from the sky. However, as the debate continues about Irish Water, there is no disagreement that water is a precious resource. We are very fortunate that Ireland does receive the amount of rainfall that it does, but often it falls where it is not needed.
Plastic chats with Green Party
VOICE Coordinator, Mindy O’Brien, chats with Lawrence from the Green Party to share tips on cutting down on plastic waste, why it’s important, and what can be done to reduce the ever increasing amounts of plastic polluting our environment.
Join The Recycling Ambassador Team!
We are now recruiting a team to manage our newly launched Recycling Ambassador Programme
Food Rescue Tea Party!
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.
Food Rescue Ballyclough generates funds for local school!
On April 4th, the due behind We Make Do held a successful Food Rescue event in Ballyclough Cork which raised €600 for the local school and fed approximately 80 local people with food that would have gone to waste! Read more here.
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.