October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Bob Coleman

Team Chula Vista

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,426 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    179
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    26
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    58
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    86
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4,315
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Bob's 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.

COMPLETED 112
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Compost

I will compost my food scraps.

COMPLETED 54
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Policy to Action

I will read about about state and federal legislation that can impact food waste reduction and recovery.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Watch John Oliver Food Waste Episode

Watch a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episode on the topic of food waste and learn about the scope and scale of the issue.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Dumpster Diving Discovery

Watch this video and get a glimpse of what is actually getting thrown away in our trash cans and dumpsters.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 3 Save the Food San Diego videos.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Half-Portions

I will ask for half-portions options at 2 restaurants and cafes to minimize food waste.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food Systems

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 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.

Uncompleted
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

Uncompleted
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 2 packs of berries.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Fridge Demystified

Did you know that milk should never be stored in the side door of a fridge? Learn where to properly store food in your fridge by checking out the Resource. I will properly store 1 cartons of milk.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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 0
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

COMPLETED 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Veggie Scrap Stock

Store vegetable scraps in your freezer and use them to make veggie stock. I will make this recipe 2 times.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Bob Coleman 5/21/2020 10:50 PM
    Enjoyed home grown tomatoes in my lunchtime salad, today, directly from the vine to the salad.

    • Sarah Feteih 5/22/2020 11:49 AM
      Getting closer to our food sources by growing it ourselves is a fantastic way to curb waste. Great job, Bob!

  • Bob Coleman 5/18/2020 9:48 PM
    Today I picked spinach from our garden mixed it with red leaf and romaine lettuce for a dinner salad. 

  • Bob Coleman 2/24/2020 9:01 AM
    Backyard broccoli - just harvested this!  It is a big one too! When you cut the head off, keep your plant in the ground new growth will continu
    e to harvest more broccoli. 

  • Bob Coleman 2/23/2020 12:12 PM
    Harvesting broccoli from our backyard garden this week. Also harvested cherry tomatoes from a 1.5 year old plant and lemons from the neighbors tree that hangs over the fence.  Nothing like backyard food, no pesticides and grown in compost-rich soil!!!

  • Bob Coleman 1/23/2020 5:48 PM
    Bagel Lovers - Buy from the bin (you get to pick them out), slice and freeze them, then take out when you are ready to eat one, two, three or more. Let them defrost or just toast them - they stay fresh and no waste!

    • Sarah Feteih 1/24/2020 10:11 AM
      What a great suggestion, Bob! Shopping the bulk bins is a great strategy for reducing food waste.

  • Bob Coleman 1/21/2020 2:27 PM
    Quick Reminder - Don't forget to weigh your used coffee grounds before you compost them!