Selina Juul

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Selina Juul
Informations arrangement med Selina Juul, Folkemødet 2015 (cropped to Selina Juul).jpg
Selina Juul in 2015
Born (1980-03-07) March 7, 1980 (age 39)
EducationDanish School of Media and Journalism
OccupationFood waste activist

Selina Juul (born 7 March 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian-Danish activist and graphic designer[1] 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.[2] In addition to her activism, she worked as a graphic designer and illustrator.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Selina Juul has a BA from the Danish School of Media and Journalism (formerly known as the Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark).[1]


Her experiences with food shortages as a child in Russia during the 1980s inspired her work combating food waste.[3] Due to the work of the Stop Wasting Food campaign, Denmark reduced its food waste nationally by 25% in 5 years (2010-2015).[4][5][6]

Selina Juul has received several awards for her activism. In 2013, she won the Nordic Council Environment Prize[2] and the Danish Social Democrats' Svend Auken Prize.[7] In 2014, she was named Dane of the Year (Danish: Årets Dansker) by the newspaper Berlingske.[3] She blogs for The Huffington Post and the Danish newspaper Politiken.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Selina Juul. "About Selina Juul".
  2. ^ a b "Winner of the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize 2013". Nordic Council. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Russisk indvandrer kåret som Årets Dansker" [Russian immigrant named Dane of the Year]. Berlingske (in Danish). 8 December 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  4. ^ Helen Russell (13 July 2016). "How did Denmark become a leader in the food waste revolution?". The Guardian.
  5. ^ Irene Hell (18 July 2016). "Denmark leads Europe in tackling food waste". Deutsche Welle.
  6. ^ Jonathan Bloom (26 September 2016). "Denmark Capitalizes on Culture to Stop Food Waste". National Geographic.
  7. ^ "Stop Spild af Mad-stifter vinder Svend Auken-prisen" [Stop Wasting Food Founder Wins Svend Auken Prize]. TV2 (in Danish). 28 September 2013.
  8. ^ "79 mio. læsere: Dansker blogger om madspild på Huffington Post". (in Danish). Retrieved 29 October 2016.