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Ann Baumann

ITS @ USD (and Friends!)

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,097 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    98
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    47
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    2,380
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Ann's 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.

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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

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 25
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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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Bananas

To keep bananas from browning quickly, break up the bunch and separate. Don’t store bananas with apples, which speed up ripening. If the stems came covered in plastic wrap, do not remove the plastic until ready to eat as this will slow the release of ethylene gas. I will properly store 5 bananas.

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Cooking

Swap This for That

Missing an ingredient for a recipe? Check this list to find the best substitutes.

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One-Time Action

Storage

Leafy Greens

Roll unwashed lettuce in a dry towel, then store in a sealed bag in the refrigerator. I will properly store 1 leafy greens.

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Storage

Asparagus/Celery

Trim the ends of asparagus and place them in a jar or glass with 1-2 inches of water, just like fresh cut flowers. Keep them in the refrigerator. I will properly store 2 bunches of asparagus/celery.

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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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Befriend the Freezer

The freezer is your friend! Store any leftover food in the freezer for a quick weekday meal or freeze fruits that are getting ripe to use for a delicious smoothie later. I will freeze 2 food item(s).

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  • Ann Baumann's avatar
    Ann Baumann 5/21/2020 8:08 AM
    I haven't been the best about logging in to this site but we grow a bunch of our own food (onion, garlic, lettuce, tangelos, oranges, apples, grapes, zucchini, pumpkin, blackberries, tomatoes, butternut etc), we have rain barrels and compost.  We go through the refrigerator frequently to use left overs and have solar power.  We are passionate about protecting our environment and using resources wisely.  Thank you for reminding me to be aware of what we waste!


    • Sarah Feteih's avatar
      Sarah Feteih 5/22/2020 11:48 AM
      Thank you for sharing your great food waste fighting strategies, Ann!