The Waste-Free Communities team has been hard at work researching and trying to achieve the goal of food waste reduction in Rainier Beach. Here is their campaign plan:

Building Crisis Resilience in Rainier Beach

As you know, marginalized and vulnerable communities are the most heavily impacted by this crisis. With COVID-19 forcing families and individuals to shelter in place, folks are eating at home more than ever. It’s essential for many during these times to stretch food and dollars as far as possible.

Sustainability Ambassadors and young adults from Rainier Beach Action Coalition (RBAC) are looking for community partners to collaborate with us on a digital campaign to educate our community members about how to make their food go further during the COVID-19 crisis. We believe that educating people about how to make their food go further during this crisis will not only provide an immediate impact for our community, but will also help people become more conscious of their food habits in general– providing a cascade of other beneficial effects such as greater economic resiliency, and a reduction in food waste.

Our Plan:

To co-host educational webinars with community partners to jointly offer to our communities, as a way to build resiliency during strenuous times.

Want to Collaborate?

Please reply with a few date options when your organization would be able to co-host a webinar with us! Email makayla@rbactioncoalition.org 

We will then invite you to collaborate with us on finalizing the webinar content and promotional materials. Our team is able to provide a full hour of content and marketing materials, but we are also eager to co-create the experience with you to best serve the needs of our unique groups. 

Our Desired Outcomes: 

1: RBAC young adult-led Food Waste / Food Justice campaigns will result in measurable reductions in food waste in the Rainier Beach neighborhood in alignment with Seattle’s Food Action Plan, “Reduce Food Waste” and King County’s Local Food Initiative.

2: RBAC young adults will post, and inspire others to post, actions taken on an interactive community mapping website enabling us all to visualize and assess the measurable collective impact of these actions taken in solidarity.

3: Through the empowerment of young-adult voices and community impact mapping, community learning partnerships will be made stronger across generations and among community, school, city, county, nonprofit and business stakeholders.

 

Check out the presentation here! 

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