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October 13 - November 10, 2021
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Ella Graham

GreenCorps

Points Total

  • 30 Today
  • 30 This Week
  • 183 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste prevented

Ella's Actions

Week 2 Focus: Shopping

Buy Loose Produce and Shop the Bulk Bins

I will buy loose produce or food from the bulk section to get the exact quantity I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 2 Focus: Shopping

Scrutinize Deals

I will resist the suggestion to buy the quantity advertised on sale and only buy what I know I will eat.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Planning

Create a Weekly Meal Plan

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu of meals and ingredients for my household of 3.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Learn About Food Storage

I will learn about food storage and store food based on best practices to keep it from spoiling before it is used.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Storage

Properly Store Herbs

I will store fresh herbs just like cut flowers in a jar with 1 to 2 inches of water and cover with a plastic bag to maintain moisture. For woody or hardy herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage and chives, I will arrange them lengthwise on a damp paper towel, rolled up, then sealed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator. I will properly store 5 herbs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Storage

Rotate My Foods

When I restock my fridge or pantry, I will put new items in the back and bring older items to the front to be used first.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Planning

Learn About and Choose a Meal Plan Style

I will explore different meal plan techniques and choose one that works for my household.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Storage Rotate My Foods
    How has rotating your foods changed your awareness of what you have on hand? Have you changed any of your shopping habits because of this practice?

    Ella Graham's avatar
    Ella Graham 10/14/2021 7:03 AM
    Rotating food made me cook different meals to use food that was about to go bad. It's also going to help me buy less on quick grocery trips. If I have a general sense of what's already in the fridge, I won't pick something up just because it's on sale, because I'll know if I already have it at home.
  • Reflection Question
    Storage Learn About Food Storage
    Did you find that you were storing food incorrectly? Which items have you changed?

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    Ella Graham 10/13/2021 2:15 PM
    I learned some great tips for making food last longer, like storing herbs in a jar with water rather than keeping them in the plastic container from the store, storing cut veggies in jars of water instead of tupperwares, and storing cheese in a breathable container instead of in an airtight one.