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.


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! 


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. 


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!



About Kate Piscopo, NCTMB, CFT, SFN

Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and Natural Solutions Wellness Advocate
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