Waste Not Project

Waste Not Students

Nogales, AZ

Photographer: Stephanie Bermudez

Overview

The project aims to create educational and experiential opportunities for young people to create real solutions to issues of food surplus in the region.

Launched

June 2019

Project Type

Education

Introduction

The project aims to create educational and experiential opportunities for young people to create real solutions to issues of food surplus in the region by 1) engaging young people youth in ethnographic research, documenting narratives of cultural traditions around food waste, 2) creating business innovation opportunities, and 3) building greater community awareness of and engagement with the borderlands produce industry. It builds on strong partnerships and ethical practices of community engagement, foregrounding the importance of traditional knowledge to inform inventive solutions to pressing community needs.

The future for sustainability starts here.
IMPACT

1 year later

We're watching the program thrive.

100% of students can demonstrate story telling skills

students document, record, and present their stories

Students present their entreprenuership ideas

100% of students are writing their national exams.

Students are provided with a safe and secure home.

Children are exposed to a new community of support.