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This Food Matters Action Kit is loaded with informative resources and hands-on, creative activities to inspire youth of all ages to prevent food waste at home, at school and in their communities. From organizing a Disco Soup party and learning food preservation techniques from elders to building worm composters and solar dehydrators, these activities are designed to encourage youth of all ages to start making a difference right now to prevent food waste.

This Food Matters Action Kit is loaded with informative resources and hands-on, creative activities to inspire youth of all ages to prevent food waste at home, at school and in their communities. From organizing a Disco Soup party and learning food preservation techniques from elders to building worm composters and solar dehydrators, these activities are designed to encourage youth of all ages to start making a difference right now to prevent food waste.

Today, federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers agreed to work collectively toward a common goal of zero plastic waste. To this end, they approved in principle a Canada-wide strategy on zero plastic waste, which outlines a vision to keep all plastics in the economy and out of the environment.

The sharing economy describes how peer-to-peer technology and changing economic and environmental values are dramatically altering the fundamental questions - who, what, where, when and how - related to the production and consumption of goods and services. These and other factors are driving a growing number of sharing economy companies, consumers, and people-as-businesses to choose shared access over ownership for an increasing number of goods and services.

These resources will help you start your own repair cafe!

  • Outreach Tips (offered as a guide or checklist)
  • Basic Supplies List (an outline of what’s most useful to have on hand)
  • Volunteer Descriptions Pamphlet
  • Steps to Starting a Repair Café – 2014 Workshop Powerpoint
  • Detailed Steps & Questions to Consider when starting a Repair Café (developed by Pittsfield MA Repair Café)

We’ve been talking about the sharing economy for over a decade, and even in the face of regulatory backlash, it shows few signs of slowing down. Alternative forms of employment characteristic of the gig economy have become so mainstream, few of us think twice about hopping into a stranger’s car…or even inhabiting someone else’s home thanks to the mobile apps that connect us. What forces continue to power the sharing economy and how has it changed all these years later? Experts Carlo Ratti and Rachel Botsman weigh in.

 

As more people worldwide join the information and digital society, and the lifetimes of devices decreases, electronic waste is piling up, posing a new environmental threat. But a new report shows how our discarded devices are a valuable resource worth billions.

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