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
  • 651 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    20
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    17
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    4
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    food waste recorded per person
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    zero waste recipes
    cooked
  • up to
    7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    503
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    98
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 2 meals.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Community

Let's Get Social

I will share a Save The Food social media post.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 CHALLENGES

Community

Host a Zero-Food Waste Dinner Party

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

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 1 Save the Food San Diego videos.

Completed
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 5 potatoes.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

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 Challenge

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 Challenge

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 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 4 apples.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Cooking

Swap This for That

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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