The Dish Project

by Alisoncampbell on November 1, 2017 - 10:16pm

I was planning on volunteering for an organization called “The Dish Project” from Concordia University in Montreal. The dish project works under the Sustainable Concordia. And they have been operating since 2004. Their goal is “focus(ing)es on reducing waste in and around Concordia University, as well as exploring, understanding, and educating our community with regard to waste justice issues and waste reduction. We hope to empower individuals and communities to reconnect with waste and are committed to making Concordia a more sustainable university.” What the Dish Project does it to rent plates, utensils, cups, and everything people would need at an event to eat. All anyone needs to do is to contact the organization 3 business days early and let them know what they need. Once that is figured out, the people in charge of the organization will deliver the utensils, plates cups etc... To the event and pick them up after. These dishes are re-usable, so they will not be thrown out. Most events use up many dishes, that are just thrown away after. This creates lots of waste which overall creates pollution and damages the environment. After emailing the organization, asking them how we could volunteer for them, we were told their volunteers need to go through a 2-3 hour training and then go in for them at least once a week. We quickly found out it was basically impossible for us to be part of this organization as our volunteering should be a one-time thing for the assignment. Although I cannot volunteer for this organization, I will keep searching for one that meets my topic of choice which is the environment. There are plenty of organizations that will meet our requirements that fit with my chosen topic. The multimedia aspect of this assignment will be either a PowerPoint presentation with pictures of the even or a video montage if I am allowed to film.

Comments

Hi. My name is Takayasu from Kansai University of International Studies in
Hyogo, Japan.
Your article is interesting. I think your plan is great. To rent everything
people would need at an event to eat is efficient to reduce waste, because many people use paper
cups, paper dishes at some event when they eat and drink. If you do it
many times, the destruction of the environment will be restricted.
Volunteering for an environment is difficult for many people. I want you
to keep volunteering and I hope “the dish project” is big more and is
admired. It’s great that your class included volunteering as this is a
learning experience for students.
May I know what class required you to experience volunteer? Hoping to hear
from you.

Hi. My name is Takayasu from Kansai University of International Studies in
Hyogo, Japan.
Your article is interesting. I think your plan is great. To rent everything
people would need at an event to eat is efficient to reduce waste, because many people use paper
cups, paper dishes at some event when they eat and drink. If you do it
many times, the destruction of the environment will be restricted.
Volunteering for an environment is difficult for many people. I want you
to keep volunteering and I hope “the dish project” is big more and is
admired. It’s great that your class included volunteering as this is a
learning experience for students.
May I know what class required you to experience volunteer? Hoping to hear
from you.

About the author

I am Alison, I am 18 years old and in my third and final year at Champlain College.I'm studying in Tourism Management because it connects to my biggest passion, travel.