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October 13 - November 10, 2021
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Cassie Hagen

GreenCorps

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 218 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste prevented

Cassie's Actions

Week 3 Focus: Cooking

Reimagine Leftovers

I will learn about how to repurpose my leftovers into new meals and then try it.

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Community

Watch a Documentary About Food

I will watch 1 videos or documentaries to learn about the scope and scale of food waste in this country.

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Cooking

Make Soup Broth

I will store vegetable scraps or bones in my freezer and use them to make veggie stock or bone broth. I will make 2 batches.

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Shopping

Support Imperfection

I will intentionally buy ugly produce at the grocery store, farmers market, or sign up for an ugly produce CSA box.

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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 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 1 Focus: Planning

Track My Wasted Food

I will track the food that my household of 1 throws out so I can learn what we're wasting and why.

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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 1.

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  • Cassie Hagen's avatar
    Cassie Hagen 10/23/2021 11:56 AM
    Great! Today I am eating my leftovers to make sure that nothing goes to waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Support Imperfection
    Would you be more willing to buy produce with a few imperfections at your grocery store? Why or why not?

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    Cassie Hagen 10/22/2021 9:57 AM
    I would definitely be willing to buy imperfect produce. I usually try to buy the bananas that don't look perfect and aren't in bunches, because those are picked last and might otherwise be thrown away.
  • 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?

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    Cassie Hagen 10/16/2021 12:32 PM
    Meal planning helps me avoid waste by making sure I don't have any leftover ingredients that aren't used. I would rather use my money from wasted food on buying food that is better-sourced and comes in less packaging.
  • 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?

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    Cassie Hagen 10/16/2021 10:10 AM
    I'm wasting food when I only need half of the can. I could make larger quantities of food and freeze it, or plan a different recipe that uses the same ingredients.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Watch a Documentary About Food
    Have you ever thought about food going to waste on this scale before?

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    Cassie Hagen 10/14/2021 1:31 PM
    I have, but it is reinforcing to hear about and see how much food really is wasted.
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Make Soup Broth
    Have you ever made soup broth from scratch before? What kinds of vegetables do you have on hand to put in?

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    Cassie Hagen 10/13/2021 11:30 AM
    This morning I made broth from two containers of vegetable scraps (peelings, ends, etc) that I have been freezing for the past two weeks.