October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Mike Geck

CSUSM Cougars

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 426 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    60
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    9
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    11
    zero waste recipes
    cooked
  • up to
    28
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    192
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Cooking

Cook From Root to Leaf

Utilize beet greens, carrot tops, and herb stems to make a delicious pesto, sauce, or dressing. I will try 1 root-to-leaf recipes.

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One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 Challenge

Community

Dumpster Diving Discovery

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

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One-Time Challenge

Community

Enroll in a Composting Workshop

I will sign up for a free composting workshop and learn more about how to get started composting.

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One-Time Challenge

Community

Policy to Action

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

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One-Time Challenge

Storage

Herbs

Store fresh herbs just like cut flowers in a jar with 1-2 inches of water and covered with a plastic bag to maintain moisture. For woody or hardy herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, and chives, arrange lengthwise on a damp paper towel, rolled up, then sealed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator. I will properly store 3 herbs.

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One-Time Challenge

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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One-Time Challenge

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Gleaning

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

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One-Time Challenge

Food Systems

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farmers market to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

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One-Time Challenge

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 5 food item(s).

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Food Preservation

Extend the life of your food by trying different preservation strategies like pickling, drying, or jamming. I will try 2 preservation techniques.

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Cook From Snout to Tail

Utilize all parts of an animal. I will try 1 snout-to-tail recipes.

Uncompleted
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 10 potatoes.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Date Labels Demystified

I will not toss food once it is past the best buy date. "Expiration" dates misleadingly refer to quality, not safety. Use your senses and best judgement.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

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.

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One-Time Challenge

Community

Let's Get Social

I will share a Save The Food social media post.

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One-Time Challenge

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 1 veggie snacks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Eat the Leftovers

I will plan an Eat the Leftovers night by creating a tasty “smorgasbord" or using a recipe that repurposes leftovers. I will eat 4 meals using leftovers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 5 meals.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 CHALLENGES

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 CHALLENGES

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