Hacking Food Waste: Developing Climate Friendly Habits for a Better World
Help us hack a climate change problem!
Dates: To be determined
Dates: To be determined.
The hackathon is a fun, two-day online event where youth will put their minds together to reduce food waste. You’ll have the chance to work with other youth around the state, learn what food waste is and what others are doing, and then you’ll be challenged to propose solutions to reduce food waste.
Hackathons are typically used in the IT world for people to propose a solution. They can be an intense period of time, usually over two days. For this hackathon, we’re looking for all kinds of solutions. Maybe you’ll have an idea for an app or website, or a Tik Tok video, or an ad campaign, or anything else you think will make the change. We need YOUR expertise and your ideas.
Youth: you can either sign up in teams of 2-4, or we can help you find a team for the event.
This event is open to youth across the State aged 14-18 (non-4-H youth are welcome). Compete for funding to support your ideas and change the world.
Participants will receive some sweet SWAG for taking part in the Hackathon.
For more information, contact:
Courtney Mitchell, County Extension Agent email@example.com
If you are an individual with a disability and need an auxiliary aid or service please contact Courtney Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org, (575) 646-3026 by September 10, 2021.
|7:00pm – 7:10pm||Introductions|
|7:10pm – 7:25pm||Climate change/food waste presentation|
|7:25pm – 7:45pm||Innovative media video presentation & Food waste presentation|
|7:45pm – 8:05pm||Coaches meet with teams and short break|
|8:05pm – 8:15pm||Understanding reliable sources of information|
|8:15pm – 8:30pm||Topic brainstorming|
|8:30pm – 8:50pm||Group share|
|8:50pm||Team meetings and break for night|
|9:00am – 9:15am||The Grand Challenge|
|9:15am – 11:00am||Team meetings|
|11:00am – 11:15am||Communication/Marketing presentation|
|11:15am – 3:00pm||Team meetings|
|3:00pm – 3:15pm||SWOT analysis presentation|
|3:15pm – 7:00pm||Team meetings|
Explore with us!
Here are some informative resources below:
Food waste - what you should know
How you can reduce food waste, save money and help the environment
A creative example of working against food waste
Canadian entrepreneurs are getting creative in trying to solve the world's food waste problem.
The extraordinary life and times of strawberry
Journey of a strawberry from the farm to the refrigerator to understand all that it takes to bring your food to you.
Food waste and the climate
Animation explaining why reducing food waste is good for the environment.
SavingFood Educational on food waste
Educational video tailored to children to help them comprehend the food waste problem and adopt environmentally and socially responsible behavior.
Food waste - how is it recycled
See how food waste is recycled and what it can be used for.
Food waste recycling - creating a circular economy
Explains the food waste recycling process and what we do with it once it has been collected.
What a waste: an animated short film about food waste
My senior year high school project about food waste.