In March, I rounded out the mini-workshop series on the topic of waste, culminating on a popular topic that many folks are talking about to their peers (and even in mainstream media): food waste.
More than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins end up in landfills every year, peaking the weeks following Halloween. There are plenty of pumpkin-related activities such as pumpkin carving and exploring pumpkin-filled recipes in the kitchen, and plenty of opportunities where perfectly good pumpkin goes to waste! However, there are just as many ways we can … Continue reading How to Reduce Pumpkin Waste this Season
When NYC suspended its community composting programs, it was painful to throw away my food waste. After researching options and discussing with family, we decided to try out vermicomposting (using red wriggler worms). Check out this post for how to get started!
In case you haven’t heard, NYC suspended the citywide curbside compost collection program due to COVID-19 related budget cuts, and New Yorkers across five boroughs are feeling its effects. Some have identified alternative ways to compost during the pandemic, and others are taking this food waste issue into their own hands (or paws, I should say). Read on to find out how Astoria Pug is fighting food waste in his neighborhood!
For many of us, we were brought up thinking that certain parts of our fresh produce could be eaten, and that the rest needed to be thrown away. I’m here to ask you to save your ends and stems, and your peels and skins, because here are 5 ways you can get some additional use out of these food scraps!
It's #WorldFoodDay! What better way to celebrate this day than by highlighting eight orgs and individuals who are paving the way to solve the global #foodwaste crisis, starting in #NYC? Check out more in the post! #fightfoodwaste
Bloomingdale's and The No. 29 Communications co-hosted an event where industry experts shared advice for practicing #sustainability and #mindfulness.
This week, I attended the EAT-Lancet Commission Report launch at the UN to hear leading experts discuss the transformation needed in our current food systems to sustain a growing population and achieve planetary health. Read a summary of the report recommendations here. #EATLancet #foodcanfixit
Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food ($1 trillion worth) is wasted in the US per year. There is a collective effort among sectors to tackle #foodwaste, from the organizational, community, to state and country levels.
What can we as individuals do to tackle food waste this holiday season? Read more to find out.
By visiting family-owned farms like Two Lazy Farmers in NJ, you can tackle food waste by giving some love and purchasing "ugly" foods, and supporting local farmers in your neighborhood!