October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Carey Winston

Team SDG&E

"My mission is to learn more about my food and waste habits so I can continue to educate myself and others!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,121 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    25
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    17
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    9
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    98
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    605
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Carey's Actions

Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

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

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 40
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 2 meals.

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Let's Get Social

I will share a Save The Food social media post.

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 1 herbs.

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

Community

Host a Zero-Food Waste Dinner Party

I will host a Zero Food Waste Dinner Party for 4 people.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Train Like a Chef

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

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

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 5 potatoes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Nuts

Without the shell, nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pecans can stay in the freezer for 2 years or more. Pack into tinted zip-top freezer bags and freeze. I will properly store 3 bags of nuts.

Completed
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

Food Systems

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farmers market to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Uncompleted
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

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 4 veggie snacks.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 4 apples.

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

Feed


  • Carey Winston 5/15/2020 8:12 PM
    This is what I call Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup!  #FarmersBoxDay! #mealprep
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    • Sarah Feteih 5/18/2020 9:16 AM
      This soup looks amazing, Carey! What a great strategy for reducing food waste!

  • Carey Winston 5/11/2020 6:23 PM
    Whoo hoo! Day 1 waste was only 0.2 because the timing of the start day was perfect. Meal planning and food storage was done last Thursday when I picked up my farmers box. If only my numbers could always be this low!! 

  • Carey Winston 3/13/2020 8:29 PM
    I just shared this on my social media page as I continue to see photos posted of completely empty shelves at grocery stores. I can’t help but wonder where all this food will go? Will it actually be eaten? 
    Feel free to copy/paste all or bits & pieces of this for sharing on your pages. 
    Before the pandemic it’s probably pretty fair to say, most everyone wished they had a little bit more time in their busy day. As we step in to the unknown and feelings of isolation and scarcity, please try to take a pause before you buy tons of fresh food just to have it. Currently households generate 43% of all wasted food in America. There are a lot of people in America. We all get hungry. If we currently waste 43% of what we buy and there is always food on the store shelves, why are we suddenly afraid there won’t be enough? Please pause when you are at the store and ask yourself, “Are you gonna eat that?” Better yet, try some meal planning. Per my employer, I am working remote for the next week or two. I gain 1 1/2 to 2 hours of my life back just by not having to commute to work during rush hour. Times that by 5 days in a week equals 7.5 - 10 extra hours of my life gained back. IN ONE WEEK! What a gift! Oh what to do with this gift of time? Better still, check out this EcoChallenge! They provide great tips on how to prep and store food so it lasts longer, recipes, how to compost, TONS OF STUFF!! Challenge a friend, coworker or get your whole family on board if the kids are home from school. Go in your backyard or patio. Start a garden. Be safe. Be smart. And above all L❤️VE thy neighbor. Check in on each other.
    https://savethefoodsd.ecochallenge.org/



  • Carey Winston 1/27/2020 11:46 AM
    So Excited! I just purchased these for my EcoChallenge zero waste dinner party!! They will be a great conversation piece and they are made in San Diego! 
    24 piece edible cutlery (it is not actually recommended to eat them & they are working on a gluten free version):   https://twentyfiftyfork.com/products/24-piece-combo-set-spoons-and-forks

  • Carey Winston 1/26/2020 10:01 PM
    I was so sad today when I reached for my precut butternut spirals.... unbeknownst to me the seal had been either tampered with in the store or possibly got loose in getting my groceries home?? So they were opened for who knows how long prior to my purchase & had turned in to a squishy pile of ick!!  10.7 oz!!! 😩 The saving grace is it will be composted! 🤗😃 But still! Me, my food scale and my hungry tummy were all disappointed! 

  • Carey Winston 1/15/2020 10:29 PM
    Whoo! Got my password reset...took a couple days & tried but I’m in!! 👏

  • Carey Winston 10/31/2019 6:10 PM
    This was a great video! What would you eat out of a garbage dumpster? https://youtu.be/n7QO-4NjgjQ

  • Carey Winston 10/31/2019 5:56 PM
    What does meal prep look like for you? my parents are getting 10.7 oz of compost food! 
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  • Carey Winston 10/27/2019 9:35 AM
    I’m excited to see what happens with this purple cabbage! It has grown a lot in the past week! What do I do next Google? Hahaha! (first attempt to post this didn’t seem to work, so if you see this twice, that’s why!) 
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  • Carey Winston 10/08/2019 4:36 PM
    Whew! Just got through the John Oliver Food Waste Episode. He isn't my fav so it was a long 17 minutes but he makes some great points! Not kid friendly due to language content! Pre-screen prior to sharing it with kiddos.