英文計畫名稱：Project to Improve Environmental Education relating to Cherish Food
英文摘要關鍵詞：Food Waste、Cherish Food、Environmental Education
The main purpose of this project is to assist Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPAT) in promoting “The Education of Cherish food”. The project includes: (1) Reviewing the domestic and international cases of cherish food, the use of domestic food resources and waste, and assisting EPAT in formulating short-term, mid-term and long-term strategy on reducing the food loss in Taiwan (2) Integrate experts from industrial, official, and university, and formulate regulations related to cherish food; (3) Establish a platform to share the concept of cherish food with public; (4) Holding educational activities and commendation ceremony for Cherish food. The project includes:
- Completing the collection, investigation and analysis of the successful domestic and international cherish food actions, including policies and laws related to reducing food waste initiated by governments from Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, the European Union, France and Italy, also the related activities organized by domestic and foreign civil organizations. In order to have more knowledge of people’s behaviors and concepts of cherish food, we conducted a questionnaire survey, and collect the results of the above-mentioned data to develop the short-term, mid-term and long-term strategy on reducing the food loss in Taiwan.
- In response to the formulation of the cherish food self-inspection and scoring roles, two expert consultation meetings were held. The self-evaluation forms and the organization of training courses of cherish food were completed according to the experts’ suggestions. In addition, two expert consultation meetings were held to formulate policy objectives, strategies and related regulations, and to set up the goals of food waste reduction based on the volume of 2011-2017 Taiwan’ s leftovers, to formulate short-term, mid-term and long-term pathways of cherish food education promotion to different ethnic groups. Operators of restaurants and catering services are invited to join the project and reduce the food wastes.
- Establishing “Cherish Food Taiwan” website, which includes information on domestic and international studies, policies, list of operators who join the cherish food program, latest event news, related links. In order to increase interaction and exposure with the public, we also build a Facebook fan page “Cherish Food Taiwan “, which draw a lot attention with the users of Facebook. The fan page keeps updated the event news so the users can get the latest information of the food waste.
- We held “100% Cherish Food” press conference to kick off the promotion activities of “cherish food environmental education” for the year, included a series of lectures activities for cherish food environment education, which were held in the north, central, south and east of Taiwan. The lectures incorporated the understanding of ugly produce, whole food cooking methods, food miles, nutrition, food waste treatment, to reduce the production of food waste by promoting the concept of cherish food from different aspect. We also organized two training courses for people who wanted to have further understandings on restaurant and catering leftovers’ management. Last but not least, a appreciation ceremony was hold to encourage the operators on putting the concept of cherishing food into practice initiatively, and invite more operators and people to join the ranks of cherish food.