The ‘Open Sauce’ project is on a mission to create a fair, regenerative and connected food system for Victoria by reducing, tracking and converting food system waste into circular products. Working with a collective of food system social enterprises led by STREAT, MAKE collaborated on a range of design activities, community engagement activities and educational outcomes.
Follow #OpenSauceVic on social media for updates and go to https://movingfeast.net/open-sauce to learn more about the Open Sauce project.
STREAT has always valued community engagement, volunteering and participation in behaviour change campaigns to start small and have big impact.
In 2019 MAKE supported STREAT to increase the impact of skilled volunteer time into more meaningful outcomes by leveraging corporate volunteer days that often don’t get used. We co-designed a range of experiments and activations including a week-long Design Relay. The relay tested and prototyped STREAT’s Siptember campaign, with the goal of reducing single use coffee cups and waste being sent to landfill.
Get in touch to co-design a design relay, sprint or team day activity to start small and have a big impact.
STREATwise has created a suite of free educational tools and templates to support jobs-focussed social enterprises. MAKE has contributed an e-learn and toolkit to this to help social enterprises get to know their customers using Human-Centred Design. There are a wide variety of social enterprises and they are usually working with limited budgets. When designing this module, we wanted to make sure we provided pragmatic advice, methods and tools that were easy to understand and put into practice. Getting to know customers is important for any organisation to help them thrive.
Learn more about the education modules, tools and templates provided by STREATwise here.