Selina Juul in 2015
|Education||Danish School of Media and Journalism|
|Occupation||Food waste activist|
Selina Juul (born 7 March 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian-Danish activist and graphic designer known for her work in promoting the reduction of food waste. She founded the consumer organization Stop Wasting Food (Danish: Stop Spild af Mad) in 2008. She wrote the cookbook Stop spild af mad: En kogebog med mere (Stop Wasting Food: A Cookbook with More) in 2011 and has written numerous articles on the subject of food waste. In addition to her activism, she worked as a graphic designer and illustrator.
Early life and education
Her experiences with food shortages as a child in Russia during the 1980s inspired her work combating food waste. Due to the work of the Stop Wasting Food campaign, Denmark reduced its food waste nationally by 25% in 5 years (2010-2015).
Selina Juul has received several awards for her activism. In 2013, she won the Nordic Council Environment Prize and the Danish Social Democrats' Svend Auken Prize. In 2014, she was named Dane of the Year (Danish: Årets Dansker) by the newspaper Berlingske. She blogs for The Huffington Post and the Danish newspaper Politiken.
- Selina Juul. "About Selina Juul". selinajuul.com.
- "Winner of the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize 2013". Nordic Council. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
- "Russisk indvandrer kåret som Årets Dansker" [Russian immigrant named Dane of the Year]. Berlingske (in Danish). 8 December 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
- Helen Russell (13 July 2016). "How did Denmark become a leader in the food waste revolution?". The Guardian.
- Irene Hell (18 July 2016). "Denmark leads Europe in tackling food waste". Deutsche Welle.
- Jonathan Bloom (26 September 2016). "Denmark Capitalizes on Culture to Stop Food Waste". National Geographic.
- "Stop Spild af Mad-stifter vinder Svend Auken-prisen" [Stop Wasting Food Founder Wins Svend Auken Prize]. TV2 (in Danish). 28 September 2013.
- "79 mio. læsere: Dansker blogger om madspild på Huffington Post". goderaavarer.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 29 October 2016.