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March Green Challenge – Reduce Your Food Waste

This year we’ve challenged you to eat a more environmentally friendly plant based diet, and encouraged you to bring you reusable bag to the store every time. The Environmental Justice Task Force challenge for March is to reduce your food waste. According to Project Drawdown, “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming”, food waste was considered the #3 most crucial thing we can do to help our environment. 1.3 billion tons of food production is wasted every year- that’s one third of the whole food production! This wasted food goes into our landfills and are the “third-largest source” of human-related methane emissions – a major contributor to global warming. There are many ways for our community to decrease this food waste, including buying only what you need, buying the “ugly” produce, and composting. Click here for more ideas and information. As Inger Andersen, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, said, “What we put on our plate, or don’t, matters tremendously for the planet”.