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By Christine Lavosky
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What she’s proposing:
-A series of articles? An interactive website?
-Series of events that correspond with theme of eliminating food waste
-Initiative raises revenue somehow- from the sponsors? They pay to be included in it?
-In 2019, 35% of all food produced was unsold or uneaten. Food waste in landfills releases methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change
-At the same time that all this food is being wasted, ironically and sadly enough, 1 in 7 Americans are food insecure
-Pie chart stating the amount of surplus food that gets donated, recycled and wasted (it’s mostly wasted)
-Reducing food waste is the leading solution to climate change
-Drawdown- the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline
-Solution to problem: a multi-platform campaign in which Boston Globe Media partners with Food Recovery Network, consumers, businesses and farms to reduce the environmental, financial and social consequences of food waste in local communities. Innovative food waste experts and activists will explain what efficient food systems look like in other cities and what one could like here in Boston through engaging print and digital content and events.
-Consumer awareness campaigns are the #1 solution to to reducing food waste
-Food Recovery Network is a national nonprofit that unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste