October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Becky Weeks

Team Toreros

"To encourage others to follow me in my Zero-Waste journey"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 635 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    105
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    7
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    food waste recorded per person
  • up to
    5
    zero waste recipes
    cooked
  • up to
    48
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    2,526
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Storage

Avocados

Allow green, unripe avocados to ripen on the counter, then transfer to the refrigerator. Once cut, keep the pit in and rub with lemon or oil to reduce browning. I will properly store 5 avocados.

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One-Time Challenge

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 5 apples.

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One-Time Challenge

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 4 potatoes.

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One-Time Challenge

Storage

Asparagus/Celery

Trim the ends of asparagus and place them in a jar or glass with 1-2 inches of water, just like fresh cut flowers. Keep them in the refrigerator. I will properly store 2 bunches of asparagus/celery.

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Community

Dumpster Diving Discovery

Watch this video and get a glimpse of what is actually getting thrown away in our trash cans and dumpsters.

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Veggie Scrap Stock

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

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One-Time Challenge

Community

Enroll in a Composting Workshop

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

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One-Time Challenge

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 3 Save the Food San Diego videos.

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Swap This for That

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

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One-Time Challenge

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.

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Stale Bread: 10 Ways

Don't throw out those few pieces of stale bread. Repurpose them to use as breadcrumbs, soup thickeners, or croutons. I will try 3 stale bread recipes.

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

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

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Cooking

Save the Peels

When life gives you lemons (or any other citrus peels), use the rinds to make a nontoxic cleaner.

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

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

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

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One-Time Challenge

Community

Compost

I will compost my food scraps.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Host a Zero-Food Waste Dinner Party

I will host a Zero Food Waste Dinner Party for 2 people.

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One-Time Challenge

Community

Train Like a Chef

I will watch 1 online classes on "Creating a Full Use Kitchen" through the James Beard Foundation.

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One-Time Challenge

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Keep it Local

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

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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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Becky Weeks 10/19/2019 8:02 PM
    I have a lot of "waste" today, but it is all veggie scraps that went into the freezer to make vegetable stock later, and what wasn't suitable for stock went into my compost bin for my herbs... So is it really "waste"?

    • Sarah Feteih 10/21/2019 11:05 AM
      What an awesome idea to use your veggie scraps for vegetable stock! In this case, that would not be considered "waste", because instead of throwing the scraps into the trash, you've found a way to repurpose the scraps.