In order to save our planet, we have to reduce our food waste
to combat the effects of climate change.
Below are some methods that you can use!
Check out Food Waste for more information about these methods.
Buy Only What You Need
Refrain from buying in bulk. Although the prices may seem cheaper, you are more likely to waste the extra amount that you have bought, therefore costing you money.
Composting is when your food waste is turned into healthy soil through biodegration. Simply place your kitchen scraps in a household compost barrel or in a curbside composting service barrel.
Buy Local & Seasonal
Try to purchase produce which is in season. This ensures that your produce is fresh, cheaper, and uses less food miles.
Buy Ugly Produce
Ugly produce is produce that does not look like its conventional counterparts. By purchasing ugly produce, you are saving it from being thrown away by supermarkets.
Create a Food Rescue Program. A Food Rescue program is a program where students are encouraged to donate their packaged lunch items to someone in need.
Make sure you eat your leftovers. Try saving food in clear containers so you know exactly what is in your fridge. This ensures that they are used and do not end up in the trash.
By freezing leftovers, and excess produce, you can extend their lives. It also provides you with an opportunity for an easy meal in the future!
Instead of going out to eat, or having your kids buy lunch, pack a homemade meal instead. This reduces your carbon footprint and can be a way to use all of those leftovers that you have.
Food Rescue is a program that attempts to bridge the gap between food waste and food insecurity. It is a program in which students are encouraged to donate their unopened food packages to someone who needs it during lunch. The saved food will then be donated to a food pantry. The program can be implemented in any school, regardless of age. The program requires the cooperation of students, faculty, and volunteers, but it is a satisfying experience for those who partake in it. Plus, it is a great method to reduce the amount of food waste in your community!
Click the link on the picture to the left for more information and some tools to create your own Food Rescue program in your school today!
Tons of Food
landfills each year
for a head of lettuce
in a landfill
food being wasted
People are starving
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We believe that small changes daily promotes larger changes in the future – this is why we post weekly missions for our “Agents” (our viewers) to complete. These missions tackle not only food waste, but e-waste, plastic waste (in the form of plastic bags), and styrofoam waste as well.
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Food Waste Days
Stop Food Waste Day!
An international day which revolves around stopping food waste from landfills
An international day dedicated to respecting our Earth
Climate Action Day!
International day revolving around climate activism