Caring for the planet

LBV of Argentina implements project aimed at promoting conscious consumption

By the Editorial Staff

Tuesday | March 17, 2015 | 9:33 AM | Last update: September 22, 2016, 4:07 PM (Brasilia time)

The United Nations and organizations dealing with social and environmental issues have been constantly calling upon society as well as public and private sectors to adopt sustainable development policies.

In the LBV of Argentina, these issues are discussed in its assistance units both through projects and actions carried out in its educational centers—such as the “We grow as we take care of Nature” project— and by the professional cooking course in the Education in Action program.

In addition to professional training, the participants finish the activity more conscious of how to use food and natural resources.

In the opinion of Sandra Strajch, a former student and currently teaching at the course, what is important in any task, and in this case the preparation of meals, whether in a professional or private context, is organizing the work so that there is no waste of any type. “For example, when we have to use the oven, we make sure that we don’t keep it lit for hours; we do the same with water. With regard to food, we’re also always thinking of different ways of using ingredients that are usually thrown away when cooking certain recipes, thus avoiding waste,” she said.