From Plate to Purpose: Food Waste Awareness and Multicultural Culinary Sustainability
Food waste is the 3rd biggest contributor affecting climate change! In Malta alone, each person generates over 60 kg of food waste annually, while simultaneously, 793 million people suffer from undernourishment. This context drives our initiative to integrate sustainable practices into culinary experiences.
The Multicultural Minimum Waste Cooking Workshop offers a solution by sharing waste reduction insights alongside exploring diverse cuisines. Expert chefs teach techniques to minimize waste, promoting responsible consumption.
Additionally, the Food Waste Reduction Awareness Online Program educates individuals on food waste consequences. Informative content imparts an understanding of environmental and societal impacts, emphasizing practical waste reduction strategies.
Aligned with Sustainable Development Goals, this initiative combats hunger and encourages sustainable consumption. By curbing food waste, we address both environmental concerns and resource efficiency.
Our mission is to harmonize cultural appreciation with sustainable action. This initiative underscores the vital role of mindful food practices in nurturing an environmentally conscious society.
With this initiative we are adopting a holistic approach to culinary and environmental awareness. It imparts valuable knowledge and skills vital for forging a sustainable future.
Multicultural Zero Waste Cooking Workshop
Multicultural Minimum Waste Cooking Workshop
Ronald McDonald House of Charities, Qawra
DATE & TIME
5th October 2023
€25 / person
Your contribution will help us to cover facilitation costs & purchase of ingredients
These initiatives can contribute to reducing food waste by teaching participants how to utilize ingredients fully and creatively, thus increasing the availability of food and reducing hunger.
Good Health and Well-being
Promoting cooking techniques that minimize food waste can lead to healthier diets, and raising awareness about nutrition through the online program can contribute to improved well-being.
The cooking workshop and online program provide educational opportunities to learn about sustainable cooking practices and the impacts of food waste on the environment.
Clean Water and Sanitation
Reducing food waste can indirectly contribute to water conservation by lowering the demand for water-intensive food production.
These initiatives can be designed to be inclusive and accessible to diverse cultural groups, helping to bridge culinary and cultural gaps and promote equality.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Educating urban populations about minimising waste in cooking aligns with creating more sustainable and resilient communities.
Responsible Consumption & Production
By teaching people how to reduce waste in the kitchen and promoting responsible consumption of food resources, these initiatives align closely with SDG 12's target to reduce waste generation.
Food waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Minimizing waste through efficient cooking practices can help reduce the carbon footprint associated with food production and disposal.
Life Below Water
Food waste can have detrimental effects on marine ecosystems due to landfill disposal and its associated environmental impacts. By reducing waste, these initiatives can contribute to the conservation of marine life.
Life on Land
Food waste can have detrimental effects on terrestrial ecosystems due to landfill disposal and its associated environmental impacts. By reducing waste, these initiatives can contribute to the conservation of terrestrial life.
Partnerships for the Goals
Collaborative efforts between culinary experts, environmental organizations, communities, and online platforms would demonstrate the power of partnerships in achieving sustainable development objectives.
NWAMI International Malta joins Malta Sustainable Development Action Days 2023: Be Part of the Change!, European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2023 and Global Week to #Act4SDGs for this initiative.