October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Holly Hoffman

School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 817 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    21
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste recorded per person
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    zero waste recipes
    cooked
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    518
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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

Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Veggie Scrap Stock

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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 packs of berries.

Uncompleted
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

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

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

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

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

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

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

Planning

Gleaning

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 3 meals.

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

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

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 Challenge

Cooking

Stale Bread: 10 Ways

Don't throw out those few pieces of stale bread. Repurpose them to use as breadcrumbs, soup thickeners, or croutons. I will try 1 stale bread recipes.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Train Like a Chef

I will watch 1 online classes on "Creating a Full Use Kitchen" through the James Beard Foundation.

Uncompleted
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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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 Systems

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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 Challenge

Community

Policy to Action

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 3 Save the Food San Diego videos.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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