Earth Week 2015 – Join the fun – #NoFoodWasted Campaign!

This week begins Earth Week 2015 and there is no better time to recognize and honor our precious Mother Earth.

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This year, I have teamed with some amazing eco-bloggers for the #NoFoodWasted Campaign. Our week kicks off tonight with a Twitter party including tons of great panelists – join the event by clicking here. We start at 9pm EDT! 

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But that isn’t all! All this week will feature Earth Day events. Here is a schedule for you: 

  • Monday at 9pmET – Launch #NoFoodWasted Twitter Party. Find details and the AMAZING panelist list here

  • Tuesday from 8-10ET – #FoodChat on #NoFoodWasted

  • Tuesday at 9pmET – #HolisticMoms chat on #NoFoodWasted

  • Wednesday at 10pmET – Virtual viewing party of the ‘Just Eat It’ documentary being shown on MSNBC, followed by a panel discussion with celebrity chef Tom Colicchio. Just follow #NoFoodWasted to join the conversation!

Did you know that the average person wastes 244 pounds of food each year—roughly the same weight as a refrigerator!  A family of four spends $2,275 on groceries that are never eaten.  Staggering. 

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Here are some Earth Week and Food Waste Tips: 

  • Freeze food that is almost expired in order to preserve it.

  • Minimize food waste by eating leftovers. You could save up to $175 per month!

  • Compost your food waste. Many cities and towns have community drop off points or municipal pickups.

  • Cooked too much food? Share extras with friends, family or co-workers. They’ll thank you and your food won’t go to waste.

  • Eat before you shop. Food shopping on a full stomach can help you avoid impulse purchases, which often wind up as food waste.

  • Create a menu for the week and purchase only what it requires.

  • Did you know? Some 14 percent of all the trash produced in America consists of food scraps! Why not try composting?

  • Keep cilantro and parsley stems, onion peels, celery leaves, mushroom stems and other veggie scraps in a bag in your freezer. When you have enough, simmer them into a stock for soup.

  • Use stale bread for French toast, bread pudding, croutons, fondue, meatballs or French onion soup.

  • Combine small mixed scraps of cheese to make fondue, macaroni and cheese, salad or sliced fruit toppers.

Follow #NoFoodWasted on Twitter and Instagram and share your thoughts!

 

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