ECF The Easy Climate-Friendly Diet

ECF The Easy Climate-Friendly Diet

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ECF The Easy Climate-Friendly Diet is a 24-month school-based and community engagement project supported by the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF). Capitalizing on the MoCC’s experience in climate education and outreach, the project promotes a change of behaviour around sustainable diet and food-related habits to reach for a carbon-neutral society.

Objectives

  • To empower young people to be advocates of climate-friendly diets by equipping them with knowledge on climate change and food system, cooking and marketing skills; and
  • Through a host of activities and exhibitions, to raise awareness about the impact of our food system on climate and encourage the community to decarbonize their diets to help Hong Kong transition into a carbon-neutral society.

Project Components

The core component of this project is to provide an innovative ‘farm-to-table’ education to secondary school students, through a series of experiential learning activities, students to learn the relationship between food system and climate change, so as to inspire others to make more sustainable food choices and opportunities.

Training Scope

  1. Knowledge of climate change, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), food system and carbon neutrality
  2. Curation and science communication skills
  3. Creativity and Innovation—Develop climate-friendly recipes and diets

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to identify and offer solutions to the impact of the food system on climate
  2. Be able to curate their roving exhibitions
  3. Be able to showcase their exhibits to wider audience, such as to schools and the community

Target Audience

Secondary school students

Quota

10 secondary schools, each school to nominate four to five students with a total of 40 to 50 participants

Enrolment

Secondary schools in Hong Kong are invited to submit their applications on or before 23 February 2024 (Friday). Applications will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Various activities are designed to expand the reach and impact of the project, including:

  1. A ‘Climate-friendly Diet Hub’ to provide climate-friendly recipes, videos, and cooking tips.
  2. A social media campaign to share climate-friendly diets as climate solutions proposed by the Young Climate Chefs.
  3. A series of field visits and dialogues to be organized on carbon neutrality and climate-friend diets.
  4. A roving exhibition and themed exhibition at the MoCC curated by the museum to showcase the urgency of reaching carbon neutrality and key outcomes achieved by the Young Climate Chefs.

Enquiries

Ryan Lai (3943 5034; ryanlai@cuhk.edu.hk)

Disclaimer

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Environment and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee.

Young Climate Chefs

Event Schedule

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Target Audience

Secondary school students

Quota

10 secondary schools, each school to nominate four to five students with a total of 40 to 50 participants

Award

Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an e-certificate issued by The Chinese University of Hong Kong

**Participating schools should complete all the training and activities

More details please check out the Chinese version.

Sustainable Development Goals

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Engaging with the Community

Facebook: @ECF.DIET

 

Instagram: @ECF.DIET

 
     

Event Highlights

   

Please stay tuned for more updates!

   
 

Climate-friendly diet hub

     
 
     
     
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