This list of action items was first printed along with article titled Overflowing Landfills And Empty Tables – Our Broken Food System in ROC Issue 02, pages 42-59. To submit resources relating to this topic, please send us an email.
DOWNLOAD the Be One To Give app and help reduce food waste or go one step further and start a similar initiative in your city.
CHECK OUT organizations like Eat, Think, Vote to make informed decisions with your votes; when elections come around, check how each candidate approaches food security in your country.
READ "Trash It or Eat It" by dietician Anna Kippen on Cleveland Clinic’s website to understand use-by dates. Many of us misunderstand food labels, leading to unnecessary food waste.
LEARN to notice common words used in product greenwashing such as Natural, No Nasty Chemicals, Ethical, Earth-Friendly, Plant- Based. Learn more about green washing at some of these sites
COMPOST at home and encourage friends, families and business owners to do the same.
GET CREATIVE about the food in your fridge; find ways to make it last longer or research recipes that use unconventional parts, like vegetable tops.
READ Cook More, Waste Less: Zero-Waste Recipes to Use Up Groceries, Tackle Food Scraps, and Transform Leftovers by Christine Tizzard
READ Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.
SAVE ‘ugly’ food from landfills through organizations like Imperfect Foods and Misfits Market.
VOLUNTEER at FoodStash (Vancouver, BC) or make a donation to support their work.
CONNECT with, DONATE to, VOLUNTEER at similar organizations across North America:
START a community garden or greenhouse in your community, like N-EAT’s garden in Klemtu.
LEARN about mycology and foraging, attend an Indigenous plant walk, and research other ways to make the most of nature around you in a low-impact way. An online class is a great place to start, such as Mycologos.
Whether you can give five minutes, five dollars or five days, your actions contribute to a positive ripple of change. Find direct links to all resources listed in our magazine below. Join the movement today!