October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

manuel medrano

Team Chula Vista

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 30 This Week
  • 1,615 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    18
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    12
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    14
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    374
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

manuel's Actions

Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 Action

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 Action

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 Action

Cooking

Cook From Root to Leaf

Utilize beet greens, carrot tops, and herb stems to make a delicious pesto, sauce, or dressing. I will try 3 root-to-leaf recipes.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 5 times.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • manuel medrano 6/12/2020 11:24 AM
    If you are lucky enough to have a fruit tree or veggie plant and they're producing more than you can consume do not let that resource go to waste. Pick it, box it and contact a local gleaning organization that could pick up the bounty from you to feed the hungry.

  • manuel medrano 4/17/2020 10:31 AM
    Made banana peel tacos for the 1st  time, the were delicious, learned the recipe by watching this vid from a local chef "BANANA PEEL TACOS"
    https://youtu.be/qJVBpZB_YSQ 

  • manuel medrano 3/11/2020 4:29 PM
    I have to confess that I found a cilantro bunch that was too far gone to use and now sits in my composter. Goes to the point of making sure we strategically place food in our refrigerators so it doesn't get forgotten.

  • manuel medrano 2/16/2020 5:12 PM
    Having a small kitchen countertop helps one get creative on how to store food discards. I repurposed a metal reusable water bottle that developed a small hole on the top. The bottle can't hold water but it can hold food discards and luckily it has a wide opening and its tall cylindrical shape takes up little space.  

  • manuel medrano 1/22/2020 10:01 PM
    This time of the year citrus fruit is so abundant you might end up with several bags at a time from generous friends and family. I like to juice & freeze orange and lemon juice to later use in smoothies, don't forget to compost the rinds.

  • manuel medrano 1/09/2020 7:34 PM
    Putting carrots that are overly ripe in an ice bath does work. Using the leftover ice water for plants helps save H20.