World Disco Soup Day

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27 Abr - 27 Abr 2024

This year, World Disco Soup Day will take place on Saturday April 27. The main theme will be ‘’Save our food, save our planet!’’ focusing on solutions to the climate crisis we’re in. The spotlight will be on how food waste reduction can be a tool to stop the climate crisis.

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Every year, the world produces 2.24 billion pounds of waste. If we piled it all together, it would be taller than Mount Everest. Every year, year after year.

15% of the world’s food is lost once harvested and it never reaches the shops. Another 17% of food is wasted at retail and consumer level. (data: FAO) Reducing food waste means redistributing our resources to be able to feed the entire world population – we already produce enough food for 10 billion people!

Food loss and waste also account for 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions! This means addressing food waste also means reducing carbon emissions and their dramatic consequences on our planet’s rising temperature.

World Disco Soup Day is a global event created by Slow Food Youth Network to promote the discussion on the topic of food waste, cook dishes from food scraps and enjoy the process of learning and being together. It all started from our need to fight food waste together while having fun, gathering and dancing.

How did it start?

Disco Soup started 8 years ago in Berlin, Germany, as Schnippeldisko, a ‘protest soup’, against food waste that fed 8000 people.

From then on, they started to spread across the world as a fun, meaningful way to bring this crisis into focus. Many different editions have taken place. Each Disco Soup event was individually run, relying on local volunteers to organize every detail, until in 2016, the Slow Food Youth Network Brazil organized a national Disco Soup Day. So, why not do the same internationally?

We got together with our international network of food producers, activists, students and others food professionals and decided to organize the first World Disco Soup Day! Now on April 27 we once again call for attention and action against global food waste, by organizing one of the best known projects of the Slow Food Youth Network: Disco Soup.

“The idea is to give the importance and bigness that the food waste issue has, by doing a big event at the places that suffer with this issue, in other words, by doing the event in the whole world” Caio Bonamigo Dorigon, Brazilian SFYN leader and one of the coordinators of the event.

What’s happening this year?

This year, World Disco Soup Day will take place on Saturday April 27. The main theme will be ‘’Save our food, save our planet!’’ focusing on solutions to the climate crisis we’re in. The spotlight will be on how food waste reduction can be a tool to stop the climate crisis.

But we will also discuss other ways to effectively reduce our dietary impact on the planet like changing the proteins on our plate. We will also utilise food scraps with super useful recipes from our Disco Soup Cookbook, practical workshops and much more.

If you want to be part of the Disco Soup community, this informative page will explain how to join as an individual or as a community in the months prior to the event and on the day itself. Let’s go!

How can you celebrate?

Alone or with your friends, at home or in a public space: make #WorldDiscoSoupDay the way it is better for you!

Reach out to your local Slow Food community to celebrate physically, or join our online events for the day, with interesting livestream on different platforms and with experts focusing on different topics. If you are not part of Slow Food or the Slow Food Youth Network, don’t worry: you are still welcome to join as an individual, organisation or with a group of friends.

Before the event

Have you ever tried cooking with banana peels? Before World Disco Soup Day, we welcome you to join us every week from March to April with a new food-saving recipe from our book! While waiting for the Big Day, SFYN will share fun and easy recipes with unusual ingredients that are normally thrown away, for everyone to recreate and comment on. Those recipes will also inspire you to consume more plant-based meals…

How to join the on April 27?

You find HERE the map with all of the Disco Soup Events that have already been registered!

This is how you can join World Disco Soup Day:

  • Follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Even better, if you are doing something to fight food waste, tag us! @worlddiscosoupday #WorldDiscoSoupDay
  • Join our World Disco Soup Day Telegram channel!
  • Write about us! Give World Disco Soup day the attention that it deserves! For press info, write to: [email protected].
  • On April 27, organize a household Disco Soup or a bigger Disco Soup event! Have fun and impact with our international community.

Any questions? Reach out to the WDSD Task Force at [email protected]

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