Enter #NotWasting video contest for your chance to win a trip to the first North American Workshop on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery in Toronto, Canada

November 23, 2016 - Is there an innovative way you’re #NotWasting food? Whether you are a consumer who buys food wisely and uses all leftovers, a grocery store that avoids rotting overstock, or a municipality that prevents food waste from ending up in landfills, we want to see your ideas for salvaging food before it becomes waste.

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and UN Environment are calling on North Americans to share their food waste reduction initiatives, whether small- or large-scale, and why they are innovative and impactful. Submit your video at www.notwasting.com by Sunday, 15 January 2017.

The Make #NotWasting food a way of life video contest is open to private citizens, schools, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, agricultural producers, and municipal and state/provincial government agencies in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

One winner from each country will be invited to present their initiative at the first North American Workshop on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery, hosted by the CEC in Toronto, Canada, on 28 February–2 March 2017.   All travel expenses will be covered.

The workshop will identify gaps, challenges, opportunities, and strategies to enhance food waste reduction and recovery in North America, and will be attended by leading government officials and experts from all three countries.

An esteemed panel of food waste experts will select the three winning submissions. For more information and details on how to enter the contest, visit: <www.notwasting.com>.

Contacts:
 
Megan Ainscow, CEC Communications Coordinator:
(514) 350-4372
mainscow@cec.org
@CECweb
<www.facebook.com/cecconnect>
 
Laura Fuller, Information Officer, UN Environment:
(202) 974-1305
laura.fuller@unep.org
@UNEPRONA
<www.facebook.com/RONA.UNEP>

New contest deadline is 15 January 2016