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August 1 - August 31, 2022
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Stephanie McDonald

Waste Reduction & Recycling and friends

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 382 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    17
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    35
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    conversations
    with people

Stephanie's Actions

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Send it Down the Grape Vine

I will talk to 2 family members or friends about my experience with this challenge, food waste, and what I have learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Shopping

Stick to Your Grocery List

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Properly Store Leafy Greens

I will roll unwashed lettuce in a dry towel, then store it in a sealed bag in the refrigerator. I will properly store 4 leafy greens.

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Properly Store Apples

I will properly store apples by keeping them on the counter for up to 7 days and then moving them to the refrigerator.I will keep them away from bananas and avocados, since those speed ripening. I will properly store 3 apples.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Shopping

Eat Before Shopping

I will resist impulse buys by eating a snack or meal before going grocery shopping.Those who grocery shop on an empty stomach spend 64% more than not-hungry shoppers.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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