Saskatchewan youth take small steps toward big changes

Kirsten Hamm-Epp |
<p>Honouring the Earth participants Kennedy Martens, Amy Wiens, Sydney Martens, Johanna Wiebe and Naomi Klassen learn about vermiculture as a way of better managing food waste. (Photo&nbsp;by Kirsten Hamm-Epp)</p>

Worms, balloons, dolly carts and minimal sleep were all part of a Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization event held in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan on April 8 and 9. This year’s Honouring the Earth event focussed on how making small changes to food consumption habits can have a big impact on the global food market. The event began in Saskatoon with an interactive workshop exploring the hardships and obstacles producers face around the globe. After that, the youth experienced how they can better manage food waste by creating their very own vermi-composting bins, complete with worms. From there, the youth moved to Zoar Mennonite Church in Waldheim, where discussion on food waste focussed on the recent documentary, Just Eat It that revealed that approximately 40 percent of food produced around the globe is wasted.

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About the video: Youth at SMYO’s all-night Honouring the Earth event played a lively game of Human Hungry Hippos, keeping the energy levels high into the wee hours. (Video by Kirsten Hamm-Epp)

 

Honouring the Earth participants Kennedy Martens, Amy Wiens, Sydney Martens, Johanna Wiebe and Naomi Klassen learn about vermiculture as a way of better managing food waste. (Photo by Kirsten Hamm-Epp)

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