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.