Be The Change That You Want To See In The World – #WATWB

We are the World Blogfest is here with its seventh edition. To spread peace, kindness, and humanity on social media, a few of us have worked together to create the We are the World BlogfestIn a world where news and social media are awash with negativity, we aim to turn the focus onto small but significant stories that renew our faith in humanity.

The co-hosts for the September 2017 #WATWB are Michelle Wallace , Shilpa Garg,  Andrea Michaels,  Peter Nena,  Emerald Barnes. 

 

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Be The Change That You Want To See In The World

Any small random acts of kindness are more appreciable than any big deed. The world goes around because of these kinder people. I really salute  Padmanaban Gopalan and his friends for their kindness deeds.

 

Quotes About Kindness
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Three young boys, Padmanaban Gopalan, Sudhakar and Dinesh from Coimbatore have won an international grant for their project, No Food WasteIt mainly focuses on collecting excess food from events and parties and then distributing among the needy.

 

No Food Waste Team - Be The Change I Want To See In The World
No Food Waste Team

 

Padmanaban Gopalan wanted to stop the colossal amounts of food that people are throwing away every day. In his 2nd year at college, he co-founded the green club at GCT. Read his full story here.

 

No Food Waste, donates excess food to the needy. It was started in January 2015 with the goal to reduce food wastage. In the last two years, the organization has grown by leaps and bounds as it set up centers in nine cities.Their motto is  ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’.

 “Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

An initiative of city-based NGO, No Food Waste and local restaurant Kollywood Cafe, the first Sidewalk Fridge in Tamil Nadu to feed the poor was launched at R S Puram in Coimbatore. The fridge will allow the public to share excess food with poor people. All one has to do is to pack the food and keep it inside the sidewalk fridge from where the needy can take it.

 

Sidewalk Fridge
Sidewalk Fridge

 

Excess Food? Call No Food Waste – 90877 90877

 

Do you believe in kindness? Have you ever felt happiness on doing any random acts of kindness? What’s your opinion about this ‘No Food waste’ initiative? Share some simple tips to reduce food wastage at your home …….

 

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge.   

Linking this post for We are the World Blogfest hosted by Damyanti, #MondayMusings hosted by Corinne, #HappySunday Link Up Party hosted by Menaka, Vasantha & Anubhuti and  QuotedStories Linky Party #11 hosted by Upasna.

 

 

 

 

 

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34 thoughts on “Be The Change That You Want To See In The World – #WATWB

  • October 3, 2017 at 12:46 AM
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    Kudos to these young men for such noble initiative. Thank you for sharing this Vasantha, I have saved the number and will share it with others too 🙂

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  • October 3, 2017 at 5:41 AM
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    What a wonderful project these men are doing. I often wonder during a big celebration what will happen to the food. It is almost never all eaten. Perhaps this idea can spread around the globe to help others. Thanks for sharing this Vasantha!

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  • October 3, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    That’s an awesome thing they are doing – kudos! May their tribe grow

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  • October 3, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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    Vasantha this is beautiful. Kindness pays.. It pays with such an amazing feeling in our heart even the smallest things that we could do for others make us so happy. As Joey says.. No kind act is selfless because they make us happy.

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  • October 3, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    That’s very noble. I had heard about this initiative when I was in Coimbatore. So glad that they are getting more recognition. May be there be no wastage and more noble projects.

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  • October 3, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    This is indeed a nobel cause! It’s so heartening to see youngsters stepping forward to do something to make a difference in this world!

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  • October 3, 2017 at 12:38 PM
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    it’s nice to read about positive change in a world that seems filled with despair. I really admire them for not just lamenting about the waste of food but doing something about it instead. May their tribe increase.

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  • October 3, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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    Lovely initiatives! Appreciate the acts of kindness and that is happening around us! It encourages us to give more! The fridge initiative is now in Chennai too. Good things take time to spread, but happens because of those noble hearts who go out of their way to accomplish things!
    Thanks Vasantha for sharing this article!

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  • October 3, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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    They are doing great work. If they are reading I would like to join them for Mumbai.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 7:28 AM
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    That’s a beautiful initiative… I have read and heard about them before. Yes, if we want to see change in the world, we need to make that happen ourselves. Very inspiring and generous young men.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    What a seemingly simple, but helpful initiative. I’m glad to see this! Hope the idea spreads far and wide.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:54 PM
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    Such noble initiatives are much needed in India since we believe in having abundance. The amount of food we cook on daily basis is much more than other countries, I believe and we end up wasting a lot in the process. These young men have really done a great service by channelising the excess food to the people who actually need it.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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    What a great initiative. So much of food is wasted these days especially during the so called grand Indian weddings. Atleast these guys make sure they reach the needy. And thanks to you for making us aware of this initiative

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  • October 5, 2017 at 12:21 AM
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    That’s a great thing there are doing at a very young age! Kudos to them for coming up with such a thoughtful initiative!

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  • October 5, 2017 at 11:08 PM
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    What a great way initiative. So much of food is wasted during our so called big fat Indian weddings. If more of us do this we can help that food reach the needy. And thanks to you for making us aware of this!
    P.S – By the way, I had commented on this post yesterday. I think it got lost somewhere. Just came back to see the name of the guy who started this initiative. That’s when I saw my comment missing so reposting

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    • October 6, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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      Thanks Ryan. Sorry this comment was delayed due to my approval.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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    such a wonderful initiative by these 3 young men – far too much food is wasted, and there are far too many hungry people. Thanks for alerting us to this …

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  • October 9, 2017 at 3:08 PM
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    This is something we all should do. How bad it is to see remaining food thrown in bins. Great initiative. I wish it should be there in each city just like ATMs.

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  • October 10, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    A commendable initiative that the three youth are doing and to make a difference. The idea of the fridge will surely help create awareness and feed the needy.

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