[Video] Are You Owning What You Eat?

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Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong

The second Own What You Eat community event was held on Saturday 17 April. It was a collaboration led by Dulwich Pudong along with the Shanghai Service and Sustainability Network. Over 300 people - parents and students alike - turned up to the event which was aimed at raising awareness about and proposing solutions for important sustainability issues which face us.

The Own What You Eat platform celebrates the sustainability and service projects which students across Shanghai are pioneering. From building Bee Hotels and putting on a student-led eco-fashion show featuring clothes made from surplus fabrics to introducing projects tackling food waste in schools, students from Dulwich Pudong and Concordia International School Shanghai demonstrated their commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals illustrating how impact can be made with "Teaspoons of Change".

DCSPD Junior School students present their Bee Hotels initiative
DCSPD Senior School students introduce their Sustainability Board Game

Senior School students created a buzz with their innovative Sustainability Board Game while our Junior School Green Panthers collaborated with our Eco Panthers Friends of Dulwich parent group to sell accessories made from disused event banners. Students from the Shanghai Shangde Experimental School (SSES) also presented projects featuring robot cleaners and plastic decomposition using mealworms.

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The Own What You Eat initiative is already creating positive impact in the wider community. During the event, Concordia students spoke about how they were inspired to tackle the issue of food waste in their school after hearing Dulwich Pudong students at the first event last November talk about the tremendous impact of our Clean Plate Challenge.

We are happy to report that not only did we reduce food waste in our dining halls by 20% during last fall's Challenge, but in the six months since then that figure has increased to 30%, showing that the positive actions encouraged by this initiative have been fully imbedded into daily school life.

Senior School student-led eco-fashion show

Own What You Eat is also an avenue to highlight the important service initiatives undertaken by students. Be it around raising awareness of period poverty or raising funds for animal shelters, our students are indeed showing how they continue to Live Worldwise. We are incredibly proud of our students’ commitment to making a positive difference and to their pioneering spirit in leading change.