February 1, 2017 - The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and the UN Environment North America Office have recognized entrants from across North America who demonstrated innovative, impactful and effective approaches to reducing food waste and loss:
Each winner has been invited to present their initiative at the inaugural North American Workshop on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery in Toronto, Canada. The conference is being hosted by the CEC and runs from February 28 to March 2, 2017.
“With over one-third of all food wasted globally, the groundswell of food waste reduction efforts underway across North America is very encouraging. Immediate action is necessary if we want to reach the Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste globally by 2030,” said Patricia Beneke, UN Environment Regional Director for North America
“We thank everyone who shared their efforts. They are living proof that nutritious and abundant food for everyone doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. Their efforts have tremendous impacts on their communities, help keep food out of landfills and ultimately succeed in reducing food waste in North America,” said César Rafael Chávez, Executive Director, Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
The esteemed panel of North American judges who evaluated the video submissions include:
The judges would also like to recognize those videos that deserve honorable mention, due to their excellent portrayal of the food waste and recovery issue in North America:
To view all videos and for more information on the Make #NotWasting Food a Way of Life contest, visit www.notwasting.com. For more information on the CEC’s North American Initiative on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery and its upcoming workshop, visit www.cec.org/FoodWasteWorkshop.
Megan Ainscow, Acting Manager, Communications, CEC:
Laura Fuller, Information Officer, UN Environment: