Lauren Sesselmann is an ambassador for the “No Waste No Hunger” project now. She is an American-born Canadian soccer player and Olympic bronze medalist who is currently playing as a defender or a forward for the Santa Clarita Blue Heat. She was also a member of the Canada national team from 2011 to 2015 and is also a trainer, producer, and host of the fitness DVD program “Fit As A Pro with Lauren Sesselmann”. Sesselmann was named to the 18-player Canadian squad for the 2011 Pan American Games at Guadalajara. She started in four of five matches and appeared as a substitute in the other as Canada went on to win the gold medal. In Canada’s run to a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, Sesselmann started all six matches. Sesslemann represented Canada at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the quarter-finals against England, she slipped and fell on the turf, which led to a goal for England. Sesslemann was honoured by Canada Soccer in June 2017.
Sesselmann joined the “No Waste No Hunger” project as an ambassador which aims to educate people about the importance of reducing food waste. Each year, worldwide, we waste 1 trillion dollars worth of food—enough to feed 2 billion people! Yet 828 million people are living in hunger. This is still a huge problem. A global problem! The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are a set of goals that were agreed upon by all 193 UN member states in 2015. These goals cover issues ranging from poverty to health and wellness, to climate change and clean energy. One of these goals is to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition while ensuring sustainable agriculture.
The project is created by Mediamark Digital Agency and starts with ambassadors from different countries who will help to reach more people and remind them of the importance of reducing waste. Ambassadors and the timeline will be announced soon on the Project’s official website, https://nowastenohunger.com/.