On 13 August 2015 UNIC Canberra gave a presentation to a group of 30 marketing students at the University of Canberra. The presentation focused on the subject of food waste, the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and the Think Eat Save campaign. Following the presentation students are expected to develop a marketing campaign aimed at reducing food waste in Australian households.
The initiative, now in its fifth year, aims to raise awareness of simple actions consumers and food retailers can take to dramatically cut the 1.3 billion tonnes of food lost or wasted each year and help shape a sustainable future. This year also saw the theme of reducing food waste take centre stage at the 2015 Milan Expo, with its slogan “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.
Following the presentation a lively question and answers session followed allowing students to get detailed information on the extent and impact of food waste not just in Australia but around the world.
The Think.Eat.Save campaign of the Save Food Initiative, is a partnership between UNEP, FAO and Messe Düsseldorf, and in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge, which seeks to add its authority and voice to these efforts in order to galvanize widespread global, regional and national actions, catalyze more sectors of society to be aware and to act, including through exchange of inspiring ideas and projects between those players already involved and new ones that are likely to come on board.