Despite Covid, 2020 was a busy year for Just Kai!
Heather spoke at:
4Cs (a programme for elderly folk in Whangarei) in August, raising awareness of the issue of Modern Slavery in our food supply chains and what we can do about it;
Just Kai also had a table at the Devonport Ethical Christmas Market, providing information on slave-free options for chocolate gifts and the main Christmas meal.
All of those were well-received, and we gave away fliers and had conversations with around 100 people across the three awareness-raising events.
Just Kai published 16 blog posts, including:
Christine produced buying guides (based on existing research) on:
An article about Heather and her Just Kai work featured in the February issue of The Baptist, the bi-monthly magazine of New Zealand Baptist churches.
In order for Modern Slavery to be eliminated from our food supply chains, many structural changes are needed. Just Kai advocated for various changes this year through submissions:
As of 26/2/21, Just Kai has 358 Facebook followers and 27 Twitter followers. The website had 4300 unique visitors over the course of 2020, with the cocoa guide being by far the most visited page (more than 600 unique views).
Just Kai has very limited costs, mostly spending money on printing and example groceries for the table. All labour is voluntary. In 2020 we spent $250 and received $200 in gifts.
Our carbon footprint is estimated at 150kg CO2e, a third of which was due to Auckland’s sudden lockdown in August - the bus home from Whangarei was cancelled so kind relatives made a special trip to Auckland and back to drop us home. Even without that, transport would still have been the biggest contributor, followed by around 40kg CO2e on printing.