October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Attor Simaan

County of San Diego

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,247 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    504
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    242
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    12,138
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Attor 's 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 52
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Keep it Local

Purchase local, seasonal produce, which will likely stay fresh longer as it was picked more recently than supermarket produce.

COMPLETED 52
DAILY 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 55
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Tap the Salad Bar

For recipes that call for small amounts of different vegetables, shop at the salad bar to get exactly what you need.

COMPLETED 52
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 52
DAILY ACTIONS

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 52
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

COMPLETED 52
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 81
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Shop the Bulk Bins

Grains, nuts, and other dry goods are often sold in bulk bins that allow you to purchase only the quantity you need.

COMPLETED 52
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 57
DAILY ACTIONS

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?

    Attor Simaan 8/12/2020 8:25 AM
    that I need to get rid of it because date is past due