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working across sectors to find socially and environmentally responsible solutions to pressing problems.
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I’m Shannon. MBA/MPP Candidate. Boxer. Coffee Drinker. Former Teacher. Wannabe Painter.
I believe that everything successful starts with empathy. In my various capacities teaching kindergarten, interning for a major global corporation, or working for a government agency and nonprofits, I believe that everything must begin with understanding the needs and feelings of the student, customer, or client.
It would be interesting if we could select different size plates, where appropriate (like a cup or bowl for soup). If given the option to select a smaller omelette, serving of pad thai, or salad, it seems likely that many people would choose to do so. I don't know what the pricing scheme would look like to ensure there would be incentives for restaurants to engage, but it doesn't seem unfathomable.
This idea (and the comments below) are all super interesting. I recently saw this concept posted somewhere: www.littlefreepantry.org (presumably based off of littlefreelibrary). This is more of a solution for fighting food insecurity, but I could see how it could potentially be tweaked to combat that issue and food waste simultaneously. I wonder if companies ever have a similar set-up, with leftovers or something that could be kept cold.