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dc.contributor.authorJeffery, Dawn A.
dc.contributor.authorStansfield, John
dc.description.abstractOrganic waste, particularly food waste, has been identified as a significant hazardous component of the waste to landfill stream. The waste represents an economic loss as well as an environmental pollutant, which is digested anaerobically to release greenhouse gasses. Moreover, the food wasted has an increasing embedded energy component. As well as the energy expended in its production and distribution, wasted food requires further energy for collection and disposal. To date, much of the effort to reduce food waste to landfill focusses on post-­‐waste solutions such as composting. While these recycling efforts are important, they cannot fully address the economic waste and the embedded energy issues. This presentation reports on a novel collaboration between local government and a grassroots community organisation that adapted community development methodology to learnings from an earlier trial. The Waiheke Resources Trust was supported by Auckland Council and the Blackpool community in launching of Kai Conscious Waiheke, a grassroots food waste reduction project. A baseline and post-­‐project Solid Waste Analysis Protocol (SWAP) contributed quantitative results, while a survey and video footage added colour and introduced a range of place-­‐making outcomes, which build social cohesion and waste-­‐reduction identity for the community. The aims of the Kai Conscious Waiheke project were to: 1. Reduce the generation of food waste at a household level on Waiheke Island; 2. Increase uptake of composting activities in households to see a reduction in food waste to landfill from Waiheke Island households; 3. Develop a comprehensive project ‘tool kit’ that other organisations can draw on to run food waste reduction projects in their communities; 4. Experiment further with community development as a methodology for solving municipal problems; and, 5. Connect the community.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsWhanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
dc.subjectKai Conscious Waihekeen_NZ
dc.subjectWaiheke Waste Resources Trust (WRT)en_NZ
dc.subjectWaiheke Island (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectBlackpool (Waiheke Island, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectfood waste reductionen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity waste minimisationen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity recycling centresen_NZ
dc.titleKai Conscious Waiheke : a community development approach to food waste reductionen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050205 Environmental Managementen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111708 Health and Community Servicesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJeffery, D. and Stansfield, J (2015) Kai Conscious Waiheke: a community development approach to food waste reduction. Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, 1(1), 77-84. Unitec Institute of Technology. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from:
unitec.institutionWaiheke Resources Trust, Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleWhanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Developmenten_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationWaiheke Resources Trust (N.Z.)en_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaCommunity Development

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