October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Michele Trejo

County of San Diego

"Leave Positive Traces of My Existence"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 40 This Week
  • 1,187 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    206
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    99
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    3,705
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Challenges

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

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 Challenge

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 4 meals using leftovers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Half-Portions

I will ask for half-portions options at 2 restaurants and cafes to minimize food waste.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 92
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Planning Food Donation
    What are some of the barriers that prevent individuals, groups, or organizations from donating leftover food?

    Michele Trejo 1/13/2020 12:39 PM
    I do a monthly donation to The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank via Farm Fresh To You, which is one of our LiveWell Partners.
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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?

    Michele Trejo 1/13/2020 12:34 PM
    Throw it out...because that is what we were taught. I have learned that that date is not fixed and will save and eat first those items.