We are delighted to share a blog written by Nabil Aldihni Garcia, a student at Swans School International who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.
Their project is among over 620 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community.
In this project we had two main objectives: find out information about how much food was wasted at out school and try to reduce that amount.
For this we weighed the trash bags that maintenance left outside. These were full of food that students had wasted. There were 67.5 kg of waste in one lunch.
What we will do is give out leaflets, or measure in which days there is more food waste so that maybe changes can be made to the school menu (e.g. remove foods people throw away a lot).
We hope to reduce this amount by a lot, but we don’t have a specific amount yet.
Something we are developing is the amount of awareness we had about the problem in our school regarding food waste. Before we only had a vague idea of how much food was wasted, but now that we know the exact amounts we have realised that something must be done as fast as possible to reduce it.
If there is one problem we could encounter it would be that it might not be easy to persuade other students to eat everything they are served, but with persistence I think we can do it.
The Next Chapter
We would definitely recommend this to other people, as it is very interesting and we can definitely make a change. If someone asked me where to start, I would say gather statistics, evaluate the potential problems, make a plan, and then execute that plan.
The 2018-19 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2019. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.