To achieve a better and sustainable future, the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Hunger and food waste are two major challenges, among others, we face today. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, around 14 percent of food produced globally is lost after harvesting and before reaching the consumers, while approximately 17 percent of food is being wasted at the consumer level. Even so, nearly 10 percent of the world population is still suffering from hunger.
In Hong Kong, one third of the municipal solid waste comes from food waste. Turning the situation around requires a rethink of how we produce, consume, and share food, as well as what constitutes a sustainable lifestyle. In response to the issue, the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) organizes the ‘SDG Ambassadorship: Rethink Food’ programme, with an aim to engage participants in a comprehensive educational programme to explore the notion of food consumption, its related social and environmental issues in Hong Kong, and to develop creative solutions to the problems.
- To promote the SDGs of the United Nations
- To cultivate behavioural change in food waste reduction and upcycling
- To guide students in developing innovative ideas and problem-solving skills
- To encourage students to share the idea of sustainable consumption with their friends and families
|SDG 2: Zero hunger||Hunger and food waste|
|Communities that are particularly vulnerable to hunger|
|Food security and sustainable agriculture|
|SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production||Food production and consumption|
|Food waste generation and management|
|Food date labelling|
- Learning about the SDGs of the United Nations
- Visiting a sustainable farm that deals with food recycling with black soldier flies
- Participating in food saving and re-distribution activities
- Participating in food upcycling activities
- Learning design thinking skills
- Designing and implementing a food waste reduction campaign on campus
(Please refer to programme details (Chinese version only))
S3 – S6 students
8 schools. Each participating school shall nominate a team of 4 students to join the programme.
Please complete the online application form (Chinese version only) by 21 December 2022 (Wednesday). Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- Free of charge
- Participating schools are required to submit a refundable deposit of HK$1,000 after confirmation of enrollment. The deposit will be refunded upon completion of the programme.
|Deadline of application||21 December 2022 (Wednesday)|
|Training and education activities||4 February 2023 (Saturday)|
|11 February 2023 (Saturday)|
|18 February 2023 (Saturday)|
|Food waste reduction campaign||March 2023 to April 2023|
|Submission of report||April 2023|
Cantonese supplemented with English
Annie Tong (3943 3975；firstname.lastname@example.org)