Becky Green - Our Waste Warrior of the Week

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1. What’s your take on all the attention food waste is getting lately?

Finally! Reducing food waste can impact so many issues that are hurting our planet. Hunger, depleting natural resources and climate change are just a few that can be significantly changed if everyone thought twice about what they put in their trash.

2. What are your best tips to make it easy to reduce food waste in the kitchen?

Awareness. That is why I think the continuous attention food waste is getting is so great! Once you start thinking about what you’re buying and throwing away each week you will reduce your food waste. Take a second every day to scan your fridge and see what you have left and what will soon go bad. It will make a difference, I promise!

3. What is one small change every person can make in their daily lives to make a big difference?

Make the effort to reduce your waste and then share your stories with friends. Have fun with it! As I mentioned before, if we can work together to get everyone thinking before they send food to landfill, we can make great change.

4. What is your favorite way to repurpose leftovers?

I love sweet potatoes and they go with anything--sweet or savory. I love making sweet potato bowls in the morning with nut butter and granola or sweet potato bowls in the afternoon with leftover veggies or greens that will soon go off.