WWF-Philippines Brings The Sustainable Diner Project to Cebu

WWF-Philippines was recently in the Queen City of the South for the Cebu leg of the Sustainable Diner project. WWF-Philippines is part of the World Wide Fund for Nature network – the world’s largest and most experienced conservation organization in the world. “The Sustainable Diner: A Key Ingredient of Sustainable Tourism” is a pioneer project of WWF-Philippines which focuses on the country’s three key tourism cities – Quezon City, Tagaytay City, and Cebu City. Running until February 2021, the project aims to help make the foodservice sector a low carbon industry through awareness, training, and application of sustainable approaches.

The event aptly entitled Savour Planet: No Place for Waste, was held at Casa Dos, Circa 1900 in Lahug, Cebu City. Attended by members of the local blogging community, the event aimed to encourage Cebu-based influencers and bloggers to create awareness-raising content for local consumption.

For this leg of the Sustainable Diner Project, the talks and discussions were focused on food waste and the different approaches to making them low-impact and eco-friendly.

The Sustainable Diner Project Manager Ms. Melody Melo-Rijk talked to guests and participants about food production, food waste, and the different possible solutions to food wastage in the country.

With food wastage having a detrimental impact on climate, biodiversity, and our natural resources, the need to address this problem is immediate. According to studies, food wastage can have massive effects on the economy, the environment, and humans.

Pamela S. Baricuatro, Executive Director of Simply Share Foundation talked with the participants about the importance of food banking and its impact on food wastage and world hunger.

Food banking is not a new concept, however, not very many people know about it as of the moment. Simply Share Foundation aims to make food banking well-known to not only help solve hunger but also help reduce food wastage.

Pamela S. Baricuatro of Simply Share Foundation and her team together with Ms. Melody Melo-Rijk of the Sustainable Diner.

Lastly, Ms. Rina Papio of Earthventures / Greenspace talked about one of the many solutions to food wastage – composting.

In her talk, Ms. Papio discussed what composting is, how it is done, and why everyone should do it at home.

To show participants just how easy it is to perform composting, Ms. Papio made a quick demonstration using leftovers from lunch and the Bokashi bran.

Participants look on as Ms. Papio demonstrates how to properly perform the Bokashi composting.

Some participants were also very lucky to bring home their very own Bokashi composting kit.

To know more about The Sustainable Diner and WWF-Philippines’s other initiatives, please visit their official website HERE.

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