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Thao Tran

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,011 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    86
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    8
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    41
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    38
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    833
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Thao's Actions

Community

Policy to Action

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 1 Save the Food San Diego videos.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Swap This for That

Missing an ingredient for a recipe? Check this list to find the best substitutes.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Community

Volunteer at a Food Bank

I will volunteer 5 hours at a local food bank to support existing community food waste reduction and recovery efforts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Zero-Food Waste Dinner Party

I will host a Zero Food Waste Dinner Party for 7 people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Let's Get Social

I will share a Save The Food social media post.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Shopping

Scrutinize Deals

Five bananas for $1 is a good deal only if you eat all five. Many stores offer the sale price even if you buy less than the stated quantity.

COMPLETED 2
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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

COMPLETED 3
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

Food Donation

I will donate extra food. If you or your work place are hosting a catered event and have trays of extra edible food, there is no need to toss it. With a little planning your celebratory feast can help feed others.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Storage

Fridge Demystified

Did you know that milk should never be stored in the side door of a fridge? Learn where to properly store food in your fridge by checking out the Resource. I will properly store 1 cartons of milk.

COMPLETED 8
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 1 meals using leftovers.

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 9
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 5
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 36
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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?

    Thao Tran's avatar
    Thao Tran 11/01/2020 6:35 PM
    That food is no longer edible while that's not true. It might not taste the best but it can still be eaten.