A successful SavingFood Disco Soup in Belgium
A SavingFood Disco Soup took place on the first of March in Belgium, organized by the SavingFood Project and our partner in Brussels, FoodWin, at Grand Place, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, and lasted from 12:30 to 18:00 o’clock.
FoodWIN and the students of Louvain La Neuve organised a Disco Soup to end the CAP transition Festival on March 1st in Louvain La Neuve. We held a family-friendly event and presentation of all the organisations. We invited the public to create a meal collectively, using surplus food that otherwise would have been wasted, all while disco dancing to beats provided by local DJs.
The objective was to raise awareness of the Saving Food project, in particular, the opportunity to get involved with gleaning to rescue potentially wasted food, and to engage local partners across Belgium for the Saving Food movement and of the impact of the food system on climate change and how to go towards zero waste lifestyle.
There were many activities to do around food surplus and zero waste.
Ending the festival with food was a must, and plenty of students and people were happy to join.
Around 500 people turned up and experienced the fun of getting involved in the Saving Food movement., while 200 meals have been served. The participants watched films, took part in workshops, chopped rescued vegetables, tasted delicious food and made products to take home with them.
There were many organizations present that day to end the festival and show all of the possibilities of living a zero-waste lifestyle including no food to waste.
Below you can find out which organizations participated and some information about them.
Thank you all.
|Gasap||Group of solidarity purchases of peasant agriculture: Presentation + Quiz of forgotten vegetables|
|Nosse Moulin||Citizen Cooperative active in the production of renewable energy: Presentation + Quiz on energy|
|Compagnons de la terre||Cooperative for social purpose for agroecology in the Liège region: Presentation + Vegetable juice|
|Passeurs d’ energie||Charity on the theme of sustainable housing: Presentation + Game|
|Zéro Carabistouille||The everyday life of a zero waste family: zero waste per room in the house|
|Fian||Coalition network against hunger and the right to food: Presentation|
|Proxideal||An application whose goal is to reduce food waste: Presentation|
|HesbEnergie||Citizen Cooperative Renewable Energy Production: Presentation + Wind turbine creation with feathers|
|Kami||Essentials for a zero waste lifestyle|
|GraspHopper||Zero waste and food + Demo kit for a zero waste life|
|Récuphérons||Recycling tips: manufacturing t-shirt / jeans bags + manufacturing cup holders + manufacturing multi-function housings|
|Écoconso||Encourages consumer choices and behaviours that respect the environment and health: Presentation + Game + tips + Quizzes|
|Allons En Vent||A cooperative that manages the children’s wind turbine|
|Färm||Sustainable food cooperative + tastings|
|KotCarrefour||Ecokot + fun activity on composting|
|Green squad||Charity reception and training of woofers in permaculture and agroforestry techniques: Presentation|
|Ezee||Promotion of electric bike + test bikes funs|