October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Join the movement to erase food waste.

The Save The Food San Diego EcoChallenge is a regional challenge to minimize food waste. By making small shifts in how you shop, prepare, and store food, you can toss less, eat well, and save money. We invite you to waste less and enjoy more by creating intention and taking action!
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Food waste makes up the largest portion of our waste stream, and households generate 43% of all wasted food in the U.S. The Save The Food San Diego educational campaign, spearheaded by the San Diego Food System Alliance, is here to cut the scrap by raising awareness about the problem of wasted food and providing resources for reduction.

Select institutions will be participating in the Save The Food San Diego EcoChallenge. Throughout the EcoChallenge, you can share your progress, success, and reflections with fellow teammates and EcoChallengers, all while earning points for completed actions. The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier - and a lot more fun. After all, progress is social!
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  • December 6 at 12:51 PM
    Congratulations Team!! Our SMALL BUT MIGHTY effort is amazing! We are tantalizingly close to the Summit we are looking to reach! It has been hugely rewarding to see how these zero food waste habits are influencing others to improve their habits!
  • December 5 at 2:12 PM
    I just came across this article on food waste that has been turned into... electricity! I thought it might be of interest to others on our team as well.https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/11/30/783001327/chew-on-this-farmers-are-using-food-waste-to-make-electricity 
  • December 5 at 9:35 AM
    Eating leftovers three days in a row is tuff! Need to learn not to make so much. When your from a family of 11 it is sometimes a challenge to make those old family recipes in small batches.