Cooking to fight climate change at Extinction Rebellion | Melissa Hemsley
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Feeding Extinction Rebellion

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Cooking To Fight Climate Change

Melissa Hemsley Extinction Rebellion Climate Change

Fridays For Future and Extinction Rebellion are calling for the next Global Climate Strike on Friday 29 November and Friday 6 December! I’m going back again to help feed the rebellion and you can get involved too.

Fridays For Future and Extinction Rebellion (XR) are both global movements where thousands of people take to the streets to demand the government takes real action against climate change. As you know, it’s a subject very close to my heart. 

In October, I went along to Extinction Rebellion’s field kitchen (secret location of course!) to help feed protesters out in the cold and rain. I met some fantastic people from all over the UK and we cooked with all rescued surplus veg that would otherwise have been thrown in the bin. We made 4000 lunches in just one morning! 

The kitchens are making almost 10,000 meals a day and it’s such an incredible vibe. They are organised by the wonderful team at anti-food waste charity, Feedback who regularly intercept surplus food from farms and shops that would otherwise end up in landfill. 

Get involved!
You can get involved too. Whether it’s chopping, sorting, washing up, delivering the cooked food and lots of other jobs – many hands make light work and even a few hours really makes a difference. It is the most fantastic atmosphere to make food for everyone out there on the front line. Keep an eye on Feedback’s social channels to find out more and register your interest.

If you’re interested in other ways you can fight food waste and tackle climate change, read more about volunteering with The Felix Project. Or start today with one of these 8 simple ways to waste less at home


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