October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Sonya Higginbotham

County of San Diego

Points Total

  • 35 Today
  • 80 This Week
  • 1,815 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    103
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    14
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    49
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2,482
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    48
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    48
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Sonya's Actions

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 59
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 33
DAILY ACTIONS

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 1 meals using leftovers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Planning

Portion Planning

Use a portion size guide to ensure appropriate portions when cooking. I will cook 1 portion-appropriate meals.

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Nuts

Without the shell, nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pecans can stay in the freezer for 2 years or more. Pack into tinted zip-top freezer bags and freeze. I will properly store 1 bags of nuts.

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 10 bananas.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 3 apples.

Completed
One-Time Action

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 2 meals.

Completed
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.

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

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