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This Food Waste Prevention Week, Join the CEC and Partners for Webinars on Reducing Food Waste

Calling all families, school food professionals, educators and volunteers! Are you curious about what happens to the food we don’t consume? Do you want to dive into the world of food waste activities and opportunities in school cafeterias, communities and households?

Each year, around 170 million tonnes of food produced for human consumption are wasted or lost in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Disposal of food waste in landfills produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. Food Loss and Waste (FLW) also has environmental and socio-economic impacts, including economic and biodiversity loss and public health issues. Preventing food from becoming waste in the first place is one of the most impactful actions we can all take to reduce the environmental harm associated with food loss and waste.

This Food Waste Prevention Week 2024 (1-7 April), join the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and its partners, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Ciclomanias for two webinars on how to drive local action and raise awareness about why reducing food waste is so important! Learn about the CEC’s work on food loss and waste and discover our Food Matters Action Kit, as well as other tools and materials that can inspire everyone to make an impact at school, at home and in their communities!

Mark your calendar:

  • Creating Young Food Heroes to empower communities in tackling food waste!

Tuesday, 2 April 2024 │ 12:00–12:45 PM ET

Join WWF and the CEC for a chat about their fun food waste activities and programs. Plus, discover free resources for K-12 schools to cut down on food waste. Let’s work together and make reducing waste an adventure!

  • Vermicomposting: Worms that fight food waste!

Wednesday, 3 April 2024 │ 3:30–4:15 PM ET

Organic waste that goes into the garbage can offer many possibilities. Discover the fascinating world of vermicomposting! We will teach you how to sustainably enrich your soil, following the steps that you will find in our Food Matters Action Kit. Our friends from Ciclomanias have been implementing the action kit for K-12 schools in Canada and will share their experiences with us!

This webinar will be delivered in Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation to English and French.

Register now

Join the movement to fight food waste and learn more about the CEC’s work on preventing and reducing food loss and waste.

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About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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