Hi Maria, thanks for your message. I dont think any idea by itself can reduce food waste to zero, and I dont intend my idea to have that much power. It starts by raising awareness of the importance of food and the storytelling can always jump from personal to environmental in the end. Hope this helps. Have a good day!
Thanks for your message! I provided a link to the whole Caixin blog in the idea, but it was not obvious enough apparently :) I would update this idea with more details and links later. I just checked out your profile, and see that you are very interested in food and travel. Same here! I see these two coming together could be a powerful tool for (food) education on the global and intercultural level. Would be great if you would like to share your opinions/ideas on how food and travel could intersect or react creatively.
Great idea Jared! I was told by OpenIDEO about your great idea as a previous OpenIDEO challenge participator and sent over as an OpenIDEO "mentor" to you! :) I totally agree that we should make lending more social with a human face. Actually, I had a similar idea about lending for renewable energy:
We want to do similar thing for environmentalism too! I love how concrete and user-centered your User Scenario has been. I think it would be great if you could visualize scenarios with simple user experience map, with post-it notes or whatever else is available. I did that and found it very interesting as a conversation with other people as well as myself.
Greendot cards are such amazing idea! Would be lovely to hear more about what you think of its further development/integration.