30 Day Zero Waste Challenge
“1 in 7 Americans are food insecure, which means they are often hungry with no food to eat, yet we produce enough food to feed every American two times over. That’s about $165 billion worth of food that is not being eaten. So where’s all that extra food? Well it’s in our dumpsters and it’s in our landfills” http://robgreenfield.tv/food-waste-films/
After you’ve begun your own household audit on food waste, why not help an organization already engaged in solving this problem? Or start your own! You can help rescue, glean, transport, prepare, and distribute food to the needy in your community and keep this organic matter out of landfills!
Find a Food Rescue group in your area with the Food Rescue Locator,:
In Washington State:
Food Lifeline’s grocery rescue – can we help make this list longer?
- More here:
Learn how to start your own food rescue group!
How to Start a Food Rescue Program
Food Waste Activism and Dumpster Diving Resource Guide
How about working at the municipal level? There’s much to be done!
What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Are you already active in food rescue? Please share!
Quote of the Day:
“Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry.” -Pope Francis
Next –DAY 18: FARM TO GROCERY STORE – LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
The full Food Loss/Waste series:
- DAY 15: AVOID FISH OR REDUCE/CHOOSE CAREFULLY
- DAY 16: MAKE AN AUDIT OF YOUR OWN FOOD WASTE
- DAY 17: HELP WITH FOOD RESCUE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
- DAY 18: FARM TO GROCERY STORE – LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
- DAY 19: TREAT YOURSELF TO A HOUSEHOLD HABITS MAKEOVER!
- DAY 20: FINAL IN THE SERIES – EAT FOOD. NOT TOO MUCH. MOSTLY PLANTS.