In celebration of the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Councils’ 25th anniversary, a Food Waste Prevention Video Contest was launched.
Saskatchewan students in grades 6-12 were asked to make a 30 second video focusing on food waste prevention.
The winning video, “Don’t Waste it Cause We Grow It,” was made by three Grade 12 students from Clavet School: Kaitlyn Dilsner, Taryn Heidebrecht, and Lauren Palmer.
In Canada alone, an estimated 27 billion dollars’ worth of food is wasted every year.
While food waste occurs at every stage – production, distribution, retailing and consumption – consumers are responsible for half of all the food that is wasted.
One third of all the food that is purchased is thrown away.
This is the equivalent of buying three bags of groceries and leaving one in the parking lot every time.
Second and third place prizes were awarded to students from Hepburn and La Ronge respectively.
“We are so excited to see the enthusiasm and creativity that the students brought to this project,” says SWRC Executive Director Joanne Fedyk. “We hope that this stimulates conversations on food waste prevention,” says Fedyk.