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Christi Hagen

#doitforthegrams

"Learning to do better by the planet. "

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Participant Impact

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    2
    advocacy actions
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  • up to
    18
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    448
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Christi's Actions

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.

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Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

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

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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 Action

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.

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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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Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

Freeze fruits nearing their end and use in smoothies. You can even try freezing avocados (see Resource)!

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Storage

Avocados

Allow green, unripe avocados to ripen on the counter, then transfer to the refrigerator. Once cut, keep the pit in and rub with lemon or oil to reduce browning. I will properly store 2 avocados.

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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 12 potatoes.

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One-Time Action

Cooking

Save the Peels

When life gives you lemons (or any other citrus peels), use the rinds to make a nontoxic cleaner.

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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

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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.

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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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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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    Christi Hagen 10/16/2019 1:16 PM
    Going to the Solana Center workshop in Clairmont on Composting and Vermicomposting was 2 hours well-spent! I am in the planning stages of trying out vermicomposting myself. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone wanting to learn or learn more about composting.

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    Christi Hagen 10/03/2019 8:58 AM
    Just enrolled in the Basics of Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting - excited to learn more about how I can recycle nutrients back into my garden.

    If you're interested in checking out these workshops, check them out here: https://www.solanacenter.org/free-compost-workshops

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    Christi Hagen 9/11/2019 2:59 PM

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    Christi Hagen 9/11/2019 2:53 PM
    This EcoChallenge seems funky and I'm ready to get downnn! I'm excited to represent and bring awareness to Qualcomm, and learn food reduction strategies that'll help me and others be better to the planet. Let's do this thing.