October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Sue Belt

Craven 4700

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,091 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    240
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    32
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    115
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    93
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4,532
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Sue's 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.

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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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food Systems

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food Systems

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Planning

Food Donation

I will donate extra food. If you or your work place are hosting a catered event and have trays of extra edible food, there is no need to toss it. With a little planning your celebratory feast can help feed others.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 1 Save the Food San Diego videos.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Repurpose Leftovers

Give leftovers a new life! For example, use leftover rice to make fried rice. I will try a recipe that repurposes leftovers 1 times.

Completed
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

Storage

Nuts

Without the shell, nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pecans can stay in the freezer for 2 years or more. Pack into tinted zip-top freezer bags and freeze. I will properly store 1 bags of nuts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Let's Get Social

I will share a Save The Food social media post.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

Rescue limpy produce like leafy greens or carrots by soaking in an ice bath.

COMPLETED 0
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 10 bananas.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Half-Portions

I will ask for half-portions options at 10 restaurants and cafes to minimize food waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Stale Bread: 10 Ways

Don't throw out those few pieces of stale bread. Repurpose them to use as breadcrumbs, soup thickeners, or croutons. I will try 1 stale bread recipes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Swap This for That

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Veggie Snacks

Place cut carrots and celery in jars filled with water to keep them fresh, crisp and easy to grab for up to a week. I will properly store 2 veggie snacks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Veggie Scrap Stock

Store vegetable scraps in your freezer and use them to make veggie stock. I will make this recipe 1 times.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Potatoes

Store potatoes with an apple to avoid early sprouting. Keep them away from onions and in a cool, dark place. I will properly store 1 potatoes.

Completed
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 5 leafy greens.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Berries

To keep berries fresh, place them on top of a paper towel in a sealed container to absorb excess moisture and reduce chances of molding. I will properly store 10 packs of berries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Apples

Store apples up to 7 days on the counter, then move them to the refrigerator. Keep them away from bananas and avocados as they speed ripening. I will properly store 3 apples.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

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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

Feed


  • Sue Belt 12/31/2019 6:02 PM
    Well we have come to the end of our challenge! I have definitely learned some new skills. Happy New Year!!

  • Sue Belt 12/30/2019 9:52 PM
    Come on team let’s finish strong!!!

  • Sue Belt 12/29/2019 9:39 AM
    Difficult having company and keeping the waste yo a minimum! Always trying!

  • Sue Belt 12/25/2019 9:20 PM
    Round two of Christmas complete. Amazing day! 

  • Sue Belt 12/24/2019 2:47 PM
    Going to try and keep the waste yo a minimum today. Company over and might prove to be difficult. Merry Christmas! 

    • Vance Kekoa 12/26/2019 9:18 AM
      Merry Christmas to you and your entire family! What a great way to do something extra meaningful during this time of year! 

  • Sue Belt 12/23/2019 7:53 AM
    Let's get this day done! Over the break stay steady and remember your choices do make a difference!

  • Sue Belt 12/21/2019 6:56 PM
    I feel bad...I cleaned the pantry today. Some expired foods wasted.😩

  • Sue Belt 12/18/2019 7:34 AM
    Left over lunch for breakfast. It works!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Planning Food Donation
    What are some of the barriers that prevent individuals, groups, or organizations from donating leftover food?

    Sue Belt 12/17/2019 8:08 AM
    Food handling laws, not sure who to donate to.

  • Sue Belt 12/17/2019 7:58 AM
    Starting the week out with more exercise and less intake. Allows for more energy all the way around!!

    • Vance Kekoa 12/17/2019 9:12 AM
      You are a shining example of what the Ecochallenge is all about!