October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Amanda Umphrey

CSUSM Cougars

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,041 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    111
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    16
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    50
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,423
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    27
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    33
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Amanda's 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 33
DAILY ACTIONS

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Cook From Snout to Tail

Utilize all parts of an animal. I will try 1 snout-to-tail recipes.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Cooking

Veggie Scrap Stock

Store vegetable scraps in your freezer and use them to make veggie stock. I will make this recipe 3 times.

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 0
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 8 food item(s).

Completed
One-Time Action

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 6 potatoes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Herbs

Store fresh herbs just like cut flowers in a jar with 1-2 inches of water and covered with a plastic bag to maintain moisture. For woody or hardy herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, and chives, arrange lengthwise on a damp paper towel, rolled up, then sealed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator. I will properly store 2 herbs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Food Preservation

Extend the life of your food by trying different preservation strategies like pickling, drying, or jamming. I will try 2 preservation techniques.

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

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 0
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Shopping

Keep it Local

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

COMPLETED 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Portion Planning

Use a portion size guide to ensure appropriate portions when cooking. I will cook 5 portion-appropriate meals.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 12 meals.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Veggie Snacks

Place cut carrots and celery in jars filled with water to keep them fresh, crisp and easy to grab for up to a week. I will properly store 3 veggie snacks.

Uncompleted
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

Enroll in a Composting Workshop

I will sign up for a free composting workshop and learn more about how to get started composting.

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 1 root-to-leaf recipes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Amanda Umphrey 10/03/2019 7:08 PM
    There is a free composting workshop in Escondido on Saturday, November 2nd if anyone wants to join. 8:30 - 10 am at the Escondido Community Garden

  • Amanda Umphrey 9/25/2019 2:49 PM
    My counter top compost bin and I are ready to start the Save the Food SD Ecochallenge! Looking forward to making even more sustainable choices.