October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Anna Marie Castro

County of San Diego

Points Total

  • 55 Today
  • 130 This Week
  • 505 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    89
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    27
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    7
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    40
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    2,155
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Challenges

Planning

Gleaning

I will glean backyard produce and create a recipe plan for full utilization, i.e. sharing with friends, canning, preserving, etc.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 6 veggie snacks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 5 potatoes.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Storage

Leafy Greens

Roll unwashed lettuce in a dry towel, then store in a sealed bag in the refrigerator. I will properly store 2 leafy greens.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 2 packs of berries.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 12 apples.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Eat Me First

I will create an "Eat Me First" area in my fridge to prioritize food that needs to be used right away.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 5 meals.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Anna Marie Castro 2/22/2020 12:19 PM
    Okay today we had a little more than normal waste only because my son went through the cabinet and pulled something out we rarely use and I said wait a minute let me see that jar, and sure enough the dry good went bad so it was a bit on the heavy side...oh well stuff happens.

  • Anna Marie Castro 2/20/2020 5:57 AM
    I hadn't posted since we had The Long weekend and I have been working late so not much has been on the waste pile which is a good thing.

  • Anna Marie Castro 2/14/2020 4:18 PM
    Okay I'm trying to keep my numbers at alow counts but there are days when we miss something in the back of the fridge...oh wel we're still doing really good.... 

  • Anna Marie Castro 2/14/2020 4:17 PM
    I know I haven't sent my information in daily because we'll life keeps moving fast but we're all try to keep our waste in the low numbers...

  • Anna Marie Castro 2/14/2020 4:16 PM
    Wow...I think we're doing really well... we've been keeping our food waste to a minimum. I have taught my kids well.

  • Anna Marie Castro 2/11/2020 5:04 PM
    This has been wonderful my adult kids have been so helpful in all the waste by keeping it in one container and then at the end of the day weighing iiit all on the scale... love the scale.

  • Anna Marie Castro 2/11/2020 5:02 PM
    Well things have been going good, I would like to have my post up daily but I've been having trouble with my phone but my son has been tracking so we can put it all in at once.

  • Anna Marie Castro 2/07/2020 6:58 PM
    Oops don't think went through earlier so I have to send a new one ..on the seventh we had zero waste I'm so excited things are going great everyone at home is helping out all is good

  • Anna Marie Castro 2/07/2020 6:57 PM
    Well on the seventh I had zero waste so excited about that...go family you rock...

  • Anna Marie Castro 2/02/2020 4:53 PM
    Working on all my challenges daily is going really well I'm just trying to get my daily numbers in e very two or three days at a time.haven't quite been able to do it daily yet.