October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Jennifer Hall

Team SDG&E

"To realize actual food waste amount"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 821 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    69
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste recorded per person
  • up to
    0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0
    zero waste recipes
    cooked
  • up to
    33
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    1,682
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    38
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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 Challenge

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 bananas.

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

Planning

Fridge Inventory

I will keep a fridge inventory to stay up to date with what I have in my fridge before I go grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 avocados.

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 apples.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 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 food item(s).

Completed
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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Cooking

Save the Peels

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 times.

Completed
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 veggie snacks.

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 leafy greens.

Completed
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 bunches of asparagus/celery.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 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

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.

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

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

Planning

Portion Planning

Use a portion size guide to ensure appropriate portions when cooking. I will cook portion-appropriate meals.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Half-Portions

I will ask for half-portions options at 1 restaurants and cafes to minimize food waste.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Let's Get Social

I will share a Save The Food social media post.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 1 Save the Food San Diego videos.

Completed
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.

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Jennifer Hall 10/08/2019 8:25 AM
    Click the Teams option at the top right next to Dashboard to see the team standings.  We are in 1st right now.

    • Carey Winston 10/21/2019 9:22 PM
      Correction...we are killing it! Still in first place! Woot! Woot!

    • Carey Winston 10/08/2019 12:18 PM
      This is really impressive because we have less than half the number of participants and are racking up so many points!  Looks like we have fallen behind by only 1 point right now! Go Team Go!!!  

  • Jennifer Hall 10/07/2019 11:14 AM
    Let's go team we're in 2nd place!! 
    POST POST POST!  Complete your challenges

    • Jennifer Hall 10/08/2019 8:25 AM
      Click the Teams option at the top right next to Dashboard to see the team standings.  We are in 1st right now.
  • Reflection Question
    Planning Date Labels Demystified
    What is your first reaction when you see an item that is past its "Best By" date? Where do you think this reaction comes from?

    Jennifer Hall 10/01/2019 2:44 PM
    I view the best by date as a rough 5 to 10 day count down before potentially going bad then prioritize to use it before that time.