Thank you for visiting my page. I am happy to be participating in VIDEA's 8th Solidarity Challenge!
This year I will be doing a challenge a day:
Monday - Live off of $1.25 a day - nearly 1/2 of the world’s population, more than 3 billion people, live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.
Tuesday - Eat one food (a staple) for the whole week - more than half of the world’s food energy comes from a limited number of varieties of three “mega-crops”: rice, wheat, and maize. These three staple foods represent the primary form of sustenance for many families worldwide.
Wednesday - Only eat non-perishable foods - Each month, over 850,000 people turn to food banks for help in Canada. More than one-third of these people are children and youth!
Thursday - the 100 mile diet – Our present industrialized food system requires food to be transported long distances and as a result, can cause everyday people to have large carbon foot prints. Buying locally grown produce strengthens your community by investing your food dollar close to home. The 100 mile diet allows participants to challenge themselves by only eating food that is produced locally within a 100 mile radius.
Friday - Create zero food waste. Canadians waste $31 billion worth of food every year, and 47% of that is wasted at home! Recycle, reuse, compost, and reduce consumption in an attempt to create zero waste for the day.