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October 13 - November 10, 2021
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Alex Guest

WR&R

Points Total

  • 25 Today
  • 25 This Week
  • 147 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    food waste prevented

Alex's Actions

Week 4 Focus: 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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Week 4 Focus: Storage

Create an Eat First Area

I will create an "Eat First" area in my fridge to prioritize food that needs to be used right away for my household of 2.

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One-Time Action

Week 3 Focus: Cooking

Use the Edible Portion

I will learn about what food is still safe to eat if portions have gone bad and make sure to utilize the edible portions if I can.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Week 2 Focus: Shopping

Stick to Your Grocery List

I will only purchase the items on my grocery list and avoid impulse purchases.

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 2.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Planning

Track My Wasted Food

I will track the food that my household of 2 throws out so I can learn what we're wasting and why.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Track My Wasted Food
    What did you find you are tossing the most? How can you change your habits to avoid wasting this food?

    Alex Guest's avatar
    Alex Guest 10/15/2021 8:17 AM
    I mostly throw away packs of veggies or herbs that I bought for a specific meal and didn't use the rest of. I should find stores that sell smaller amounts, plan meals that use similar ingredients, or offer extra veggies to my neighbors when I realize I won't eat them.

    • Olivia Cashman's avatar
      Olivia Cashman 10/15/2021 8:38 AM
      Lately, I've noticed I haven't been finishing lettuce before it goes bad. Better meal planning and more thoughtful grocery shopping to buy a smaller amount of lettuce that I will actually eat can help reduce this waste. 
  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Create a Weekly Meal Plan
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money? How has meal planning helped you avoid waste?

    Alex Guest's avatar
    Alex Guest 10/13/2021 6:23 AM
    I'm always surprised by how fast it adds up. I'd love to throw that money at my student loans. I buy a lot less food and am more willing to eat imperfect food with meal planning.

    • Olivia Cashman's avatar
      Olivia Cashman 10/15/2021 8:43 AM
      Being realistic about how much food I will eat has helped me avoid food waste and save money that I didn't realize I was throwing away. I would rather use this money on planning a fun trip or splurging on a new vinyl.