Food Save YOURS
We will be teaching people in our neighbourhood about imperfect produce in the hopes of getting them to consume or use it instead of just throwing it away. We hope that by the end of the project, people will treat imperfect produce the same as other produce, so we waste much less food and water.
We created a survey and distributed posters with a QR link to the survey around the school. We also interviewed people in our neighbourhood to learn more about imperfect produce. We went back and questioned the same folks after a week to discover what had changed in their attitudes towards imperfect produce. We asked people if they knew what imperfect produce is as well as how much water is wasted on imperfect produce per year and how many pounds of imperfect produce are wasted each year. We found that most people were unaware of the amount of imperfect produce that is wasted. When we returned to visit people, they were much more aware of the issues.
Reflection & Celebration
Our biggest challenge was narrowing the topic down to make our documentary. We found it rewarding to film our documentary and find good background settings. We also enjoyed learning facts about imperfect produce and sharing them with others. On June 1st, 2023, our school is having an Open House in the evening for our school community. We will have our Action Project on display on a poster board. We will play our video on a laptop for people to watch. We will continue to educate our classmates by inviting them to watch our video.