Living SustainablyIssue 20 - July 2011
Households across NSW will be encouraged to avoid food waste
Local councils, community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Sydney and regional NSW will receive $201,655 for 14 education projects to help households waste less food, save money and benefit our environment.
The local Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) projects will help reduce the 800,000 tonnes of food waste generated by NSW households each year.
Money will go towards projects such as Lake Macquarie City Council's interactive workshop series focusing on sustainable food consumption, and the Wollondilly Food Waste Challenge run by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
The projects will use resources developed under the NSW Government's LFHW program, including information on planning meals, buying only what you need, preparing and cooking the correct serving size, and learning how to best store food.