Reducing your Carbon Footprint (Food Waste)

This zoom workshop is about how to be more climate friendly with your cooking, specifically around food waste. There’s a lovely video recipe included! Hosted by EATS Rosyth as part of Climate Action Fife.

Plate up for Fife: Reducing your carbon foodprint (food waste) 

Suggested length of session  1.5 hrs (adaptable to your needs)
Audience Adults
Maximum number of people  No maximum online, 6-8 if in person
Delivery location  Online, but could be adapted for in-person delivery
Resources  Zoom Tutorial ( How to Zoom a brief introduction (PDF))

Power point presentation ( EATS-food-waste-presentation.pdf)

Detailed event plan ( Food waste event workshop plan (PDF))

Food waste diary ( Plate Up For Fife Food Diary (PDF))

Link to video of the recipe being cooked by EATS Rosyth – Vegetarian Chilli (11min):

Chilli Recipe Sheet: ( Chilli recipe sheet (PDF))

Aims of the event

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the climate emergency and how it relates to food. Have a conversation around food waste and discuss ideas for actions we can take. Attendees are invited to take a food related pledge to take action on climate change.  _______________________________________________________________


This is an online workshop (Zoom for example) created by EATS Rosyth that includes a tasty recipe lesson and some great resources and information on food waste and its connection to climate. 

The workshop is 1hr 30 including an 11 minute recipe video. 

Here’s the text EATS used for online promotion:

“This zoom workshop is about how to be more climate friendly with your cooking, specifically around food waste. There’s a lovely video recipe included! Hosted by EATS Rosyth as part of Climate Action Fife.

The tasty recipe lesson is Veggie Chilli, and the session also includes some great resources to hopefully inspire you to make some positive changes for the planet. Sign up, and if you’re in the area you’ll also be able to collect ingredients and a recipe card.

We hope to generate discussions during the workshops and have fun learning from each other!

Booking Information: The event is free but booking is required as places are limited. Book your place by sending us a message with your details, and we’ll give you the meeting details.

If you have any questions, please phone XXX or email XXX

Plate up for Fife and reduce your carbon foodprint!

Climate Action Fife is a Fife-wide partnership project, bringing together individuals, communities, local government and businesses to tackle the climate emergency. It is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund’s Climate Action Fund.” _____________________________________________________________________

What to do before


  • Decide if you want a chef present and arrange staff for the event 
  • Make sure you know the script and how long each section is
  • A link to a video of someone going through the recipe, such as the video link LINK to PDF for veg curry from EATS Rosyth. There are others on YouTube, check the length and if it covers all of the steps.
  • Recipe kit with ingredients and recipe card per person ready for collection in advance of workshop, if you are doing this locally. 
  • If the event is in person, print out paper copies of a food waste diary for everyone. These did not work as well online as people did not tend to complete them. You could use Mentimeter with the participants instead to create a word cloud of food items most frequently wasted.


  • Set up an online meeting platform such as Zoom. If you’re not already familiar have a play around with Zoom. We prepared a short guide here Link to PDF on website
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation – you can adapt ours. Insert your own local details 
  • If you are sharing your screen or videos, make sure these work and have them open in separate tabs, for ease of access. Have the minimum open to keep your screen clear.
  • Have a list of links to videos or supporting resources ready to share in the chat in case something doesn’t work through presenting.
  • Arrange a sign up method. You can use Eventbrite, survey monkey or email


  • Reminder emails. Eventbrite and Facebook event listings are created with reminder emails sent with the Zoom link in advance. It’s up to you how many reminders you send out.  
  • Make sure you share the Zoom link with participants the day before the event. The how to guide can be useful for participants How to Zoom a brief introduction (PDF)
  • Have contact details for attendees handy if they have any issues joining the workshop. 
  • Set up a feedback method based on your aims, such as an online form or survey.  Emailed forms also work but the online platforms collate information for you so are easier.


What to do during

See the event plan with timings for this session. It is best to do this event with two people facilitating. One presenter and one facilitator who also helps with the technical aspects of running a Zoom workshop.

Remember to leave time at the end to discuss pledges. 

Explain that there will be a follow up survey sent out for feedback. Save the Zoom chat from the session. _________________________________________________________________________

What to do after

Email a ‘Thank you for attending’ to all participants along with the link to your chosen feedback platform. You could also include the saved Zoom chat so participants can refer back to pledges made at the time. You can make the participants aware of any further workshop dates. You can use pledges for follow up evaluation. _________________________________________________________________________


Here are some great tips on how to run the session from EATS Rosyth. 

  • Break up the presentation with related video clips to keep discussion interesting and flowing. 
  • If at all possible include a second person to help facilitate, not only can they help with technical aspects but can help keep conversation flowing and be a time check.
  • Video recipes are demanding to create, if you don’t have resources to create a good quality demo, try and include a photo recipe or link to an existing YouTube recipe.
  • This event can be run as a series together with the EATS Rosyth, Plate up for Fife: eat local session.


Any other information

If you have any questions about this event guide please contact  

Please do not hesitate to contact us to request this document in large print or other formats. ______________________________________________________________________

By EATS Rosyth 

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