Pete Pearson is the Global Initiative Lead for the Food Circularity program at WWF – the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, whose mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together.
Pete specialises in food waste prevention and food circularity as part of WWF’s larger food system efforts. He has worked with public schools and hospitals as an independent sustainability consultant, co-founded a non-profit focused on sustainable and regenerative agriculture, and has also co-produced a documentary film on regenerative and local food production.
Thank you to those of you who sent in questions for Pete to answer. There were lots of good questions to choose from, but here are the ones Pete answered:
free_snail asked: what is the biggest obstacle you’ve faced in your job?
inventive_conclusion asked: have you personally been trying to make your diet more sustainable? Do you think that a person is able to be sustainable on their own without the motive of society?
receptive_outcome asked: what sustainable plans for food waste have you helped to create?
quickwitted_tamarind asked: how can we make earth more sustainable whilst the cost of living goes up? Food waste is big in my county, how would you convince everyone that they need to help without them feeling like they are hard done by?
Well done to free_snail, inventive_conclusion, receptive_outcome and quickwitted_tamarind who have each been awarded 3 stars for their chosen questions!
Over to you!
- What’s your response to Pete’s answers? For example, do you feel inspired to do something? Or would you like to reply to him?
- What have you learned from Pete?
- Is there anything you will do differently after hearing Pete’s answers?