Aiming for zero waste is a full time commitment for the Port of Portland (Oregon) Waste Minimization Team. Reusing unused office furniture and developing a central collection system for food donations are just two ways Grace Stainbeck and her team creatively reduce waste at the Portland International Airport.
Tessa Cook and Sasha Celestial-One were both alarmed by how much food goes to waste. They decided to tackle this problem by leveraging technology. A food waste app was born. It lets you share extra food with your neighbors and other community members.
Moving? Dan Ratner, Operations Manager at Asbury Park Jersey's MoveForHunger.org shows you how to turn a move to a new city into an opportunity to fight food waste and feed the hungry. It's a simple idea that makes a very big impact.
While on a 4700 bike trek across America, Rob Greenfield discovered he could source most of his meals from dumpsters. Read this inspiring story of how he that trip catapulted him to a top advocate for food waste in town after town after town.
Here's a surprisingly little secret: You know all those dates you see on food products — sell by, use by, best before? Those dates do not indicate the safety of your food, and generally speaking, they’re not regulated.
Among the rest of the pre-vacation stress—leaving work projects in a good place, finding a bathing suit, and trying to whip myself into bathing suit shape — I have been trying to perfectly plan our refrigerator contents so that they are at zero (excluding condiments) at the exact moment we leave for the airport. READ MORE
These days the term "Lean In" is getting a lot of traction due to Sheryl Sandberg's book of the same name, but in my case it means dumpster diving, head first. I can't pass a garbage dumpster without sticking my head and most of my torso in. Usually I find something irresistible.