October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Mackenna Kull

Team SDG&E

"Reducing food waste to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 451 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    4
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    food waste recorded per person
  • up to
    3
    zero waste recipes
    cooked
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    102
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    98
    minutes
    spent learning

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.

COMPLETED -2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

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

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

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 3 times.

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 10 bananas.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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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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 2 meals using leftovers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 4 meals.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Feed

  • 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?

    Mackenna Kull 10/31/2019 3:27 PM
    My first thought is... I should eat this soon because I don't want to waste food! Other probably think eww and toss it- this reaction comes from our culture that has taught us to toss food is it is past its quality date. We seem to think we can afford quality food and don't have to eat food past its date in our society because there is plenty more at the grocery store. 

    • Carey Winston 10/31/2019 5:53 PM
      I first always hear my Mom’s voice, “You wouldn’t want to risk it. It isn’t worth a belly ache.” 

  • Mackenna Kull 10/21/2019 10:26 AM
    Thinking about the Wasted documentary. I feel inspired to cook with more of the vegetable trimmings. 

  • Mackenna Kull 10/16/2019 11:40 AM
    Wow! I just watched Dumpster Diving Discovery. I wish stores could re-purpose the food about to "expire".