On Monday 7th September we hosted a dinner party as part of the Feast on Good Kuala Lumpur.
As you may know, the Feast Worldwide is an initiative to gather likeminded individuals around the table to figure out solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. In April we pledged to fight food wastage in Malaysia – this September we continued that discussion six months on. The evening featured Hayati from the Food Aid Foundation sharing on their great work to prevent food waste.
We also addressed a new theme, the global theme – “Desire”. We explored what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and what we can learn from our own desires to inspire us to create change. We were also thrilled to welcome 25 young social entrepreneurs from across South Asia as part of the Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneur’s Programme. Tackling everything from providing safe transportation for women in Delhi, to empowering Indonesian farmers with earthworms – it’s worth checking out the work these inspiring young people are doing. Read their profiles here.
A great evening of fruitful conversation was had by all. At the end of the event we converted chat to action by making pledges….
Our pledges included:
— Not buying things unless we really really need them. Saving the money and donating it to a good cause
— A digital detox
— Being a better person, by growing every day
— Minimising personal food waste
— Reducing water waste by limiting shower time (and/or showering together!)
Keep up the good work!