VOICE has been advocating the adoption of a container deposit/refund scheme for glass and plastic bottles and aluminium cans for many years. Our Coordinator presented our findings at the Coastwatch’s workshop on such a scheme last week. Frank MacDonald of the Irish Times wrote about this proposal. See Article
The Sun Shines on Cork’s ‘Feed the City’
VIDEO OF OUR FEEDING THE 5,000 EVENT
WE FED 5,000 ON THE 24TH NOVEMBER!
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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.
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 Ireland puts together its Resource Efficiency Roadmap programme, we urge you to contact Minister Phil Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org and urge him to include a deposit/refund system as an essential tool to reduce waste and promote resource efficiency.
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?
VOICE and Bia Foodbank share the same vision to reduce food waste and to donate surplus food to a national foodbank organisation. For more information on Bia Foodbank, click here.
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.