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Blanca Ramirez

County of San Diego

"Mindfulness "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,051 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    228
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    51
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    107
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    6
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5,345
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Blanca's Actions

Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Compost

I will compost my food scraps.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer at a Food Bank

I will volunteer 4 hours at a local food bank to support existing community food waste reduction and recovery efforts.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 2 Save the Food San Diego videos.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 22
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 2 meals using leftovers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2 food item(s).

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2 times.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food Systems

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 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 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

Storage

Potatoes

Store potatoes with an apple to avoid early sprouting. Keep them away from onions and in a cool, dark place. I will properly store 5 potatoes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Leafy Greens

Roll unwashed lettuce in a dry towel, then store in a sealed bag in the refrigerator. I will properly store 1 leafy greens.

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 5 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 10 apples.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 18
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 70
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Blanca Ramirez 8/25/2020 9:39 PM
    Hi everyone, I am happy we will soon get a break of this heat wave! I am enjoying having tuna salads and lots of veggies this week, love summer! 

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    Blanca Ramirez 8/23/2020 11:09 PM
    Hi, with this hot weather I have to create and prepare cold and nutritious lunch. I am trying to gather more recipes to select good ones that my family would like to try over and over. Hope you have a great Monday! Stay cool and take care

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    Blanca Ramirez 8/18/2020 10:41 PM
    Very exited to participate in this valuable effort to rise awareness. Stay cool!

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    Blanca Ramirez 8/11/2020 7:32 PM
    Good afternoon! I am trying to learn more on how to compost more efficiently, I am very grateful to have a space at my front yard where I can experiment, seems like I still need to perfect my technique, I am growing cantaloupe, apple trees, tomatoes and even peppers coming out of my food scraps. Unintentionally, I have a small veggie garden =)  hope you have a great day, take care! 

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    Blanca Ramirez 8/09/2020 11:53 AM
    Hi, hope you all all well and healthy, looking forward to have more of my thoughts shared with all of you. I hope you have a wonderful month! we got this!  

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    Blanca Ramirez 5/17/2020 11:44 AM
    Good morning! I am back in login the food waste because I want to know if it has been any difference now that we have less access to some things. Good luck to all of you, take care!

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    Blanca Ramirez 5/13/2020 7:15 PM
    Happy Wednesday, be safe =)