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August 1 - August 31, 2022
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Bonnie Wefler Hansen

Golden Valley

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 204 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6.1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched

Bonnie's Actions

Community

Get Social

I will share a Save The Food social media post or other information about food waste and the actions I am taking.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Storage

Be Smart About Food Labels

I will learn about food labels and not throw food out just based on the date on the package, but instead check the smell and color to see if it has gone bad.

Completed
One-Time Action

Shopping

Buy Loose Produce and Shop the Bulk Bins

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Planning

Track My Wasted Food

I will track the food that my household of 3 throws out so I can learn what we're wasting and why.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Planning

Keep a Food Inventory

I will take a fridge and pantry inventory to stay up to date with what I have at home before I go grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Watch a Documentary About Food

I will watch 3 videos or documentaries to learn about the scope and scale of food waste in this country.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Send it Down the Grape Vine

I will talk to 4 family members or friends about my experience with this challenge, food waste, and what I have learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Storage

Properly Store Berries

To keep berries fresh, place them on top of a paper towel in a sealed container to absorb excess moisture and reduce chances of molding. I will properly store 2 packs of berries.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Cooking

Cook Just Enough

I will scale down the recipe of a meal to make just the right amount for my household of 3 so we eat everything up.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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    Bonnie Wefler Hansen 8/09/2022 8:40 PM
    Talked to my daughter about food waste and this challenge.  
  • Reflection Question
    Storage Be Smart About Food Labels
    Did you know that not all food labeling means the same thing? How have you changed your habits to decide if food is still safe to eat?

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    Bonnie Wefler Hansen 8/07/2022 5:42 PM
     “Best by”  means it’s probably fine to eat but may have lost a little freshness. I won’t throw out food if it looks ok and smells and tastes fine. 
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Cook Just Enough
    We often worry about running out of food so we make too much. What thoughts and feelings have come up when you make just the right amount to eat up all the food?

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    Bonnie Wefler Hansen 8/07/2022 5:37 PM
    My family doesn’t like leftovers and the food ends up in the garbage. By making less or using the freezer for smaller portion helps reduce waste a lot. We’ve reduced our meat consumption so I will freeze half of a steak or roast for another day. Or if I make a pot of soup, I’ll freeze half for another day.  
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Buy Loose Produce and Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the amount of food you waste?

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    Bonnie Wefler Hansen 8/07/2022 5:29 PM
    I mostly notice the amount of packaging I eliminate by buying in bulk. I like buying popcorn (no more microwave packages), loose leaf tea (no more tea bags) and oatmeal so far. 

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    Bonnie Wefler Hansen 8/03/2022 6:02 AM
    At NNO last night, we had finger foods and chicken wings. I brought out a bag and asked everyone to put their bones in it so I could compost it. I got full participation! (We ate almost everything that was put out!) 
  • Reflection Question
    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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    Bonnie Wefler Hansen 8/03/2022 5:58 AM
    Take out leftovers.
     Share an order with someone. Or divide the meal before eating and save it so that it looks more appetizing to eat next day. 
  • Reflection Question
    Planning Keep a Food Inventory
    Are there food items you have been better about using up and not wasting since you started keeping an inventory of what's in your fridge?

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    Bonnie Wefler Hansen 8/01/2022 1:57 PM
    Leftovers and fruit. 
  • 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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    Bonnie Wefler Hansen 8/01/2022 6:54 AM
    There needs to be an easier way to donate edible food to those who need it. With tax benefits for companies that do. And easier ways for all of us to divert food garbage from the landfills