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Brenda Alcasid

County of San Diego

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,645 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    261
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    17
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    125
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    6,298
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Brenda's Actions

Shopping

Shop More Often

Grocery shop more often, and buy fresh foods in smaller quantities.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food Systems

Stay Connected

Sign up for the San Diego Food System Alliance Newsletter to stay up to date on what's happening in the region

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One-Time Action

Food Systems

Organize a Course

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

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One-Time Action

Food Systems

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Shopping

Scrutinize Deals

Five bananas for $1 is a good deal only if you eat all five. Many stores offer the sale price even if you buy less than the stated quantity.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Tap the Salad Bar

For recipes that call for small amounts of different vegetables, shop at the salad bar to get exactly what you need.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Shop the Bulk Bins

Grains, nuts, and other dry goods are often sold in bulk bins that allow you to purchase only the quantity you need.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Keep it Local

Purchase local, seasonal produce, which will likely stay fresh longer as it was picked more recently than supermarket produce.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Skip the Cart

Bigger carts make us feel like we need to fill them! Use a hand basket to improve grocery store discipline and prevent over-purchasing.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Support Imperfection

20 billion pounds of fruits and veggies go to waste on farms every year, often because they don't live up to the cosmetic standards of grocery stores. Buy ugly produce at the grocery store, farmers market, or sign up for an ugly produce CSA box.

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One-Time Action

Shopping

Eat Before Shopping

Those who grocery shop on an empty stomach spend 64% more than not-hungry shoppers. Resist impulse buys by shopping with a full stomach. Eat a snack or a meal before going grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Shop with Recipes In Mind

Create a shopping list with specific recipes and meals in mind. Purchase only what's on the list when you do groceries.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food Waste Tracking

Food Waste Tracking

Ready. Set. Record!

For each day during the food waste tracking week, record your food waste. This action accepts one entry per day, so be sure to enter one total for food waste across all of your meals, or weigh all of your food waste once at the end of each day. Please use ounces for unit of measurement.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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    Brenda Alcasid 9/19/2020 6:02 AM
    I love my food huggers.  No more plastics to wrap up my leftover fruits and veggies.  Thanks, an excellent very useful gift.🧅🍅🥝🍎🍌😀

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    Brenda Alcasid 8/28/2020 6:14 AM
    Share food if you have more than enough before it spoils.

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    Brenda Alcasid 8/27/2020 6:53 AM
    Freeze fruit and veggies before they go bad and make smoothed later on a hot day.

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    Brenda Alcasid 8/27/2020 6:38 AM
    I save gray water from rinsing veggies to water outdoor plants.