Tue, 7 April 2015
You're Invited to take the City of Ventura's FOOD WASTE PREVENTION CHALLENGE!
In this Sustainable Ventura News PODCAST, City of Ventura Environmental Specialists Courtney Lindberg and Tobie Mitchell talk to show host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, about the City of Ventura's Food Waste Preventional Challenge taking place from May 18-July, 12, 2015.
Whether it's sour milk, mushy bananas, moldy bread, or soggy restaurant leftovers, chances are we have all wasted some food this week. You're not alone. The sad truth is 40% of all food in the United States goes uneaten. Meanwhile, 1 in 6 Americans lack a secure supply of food to their tables.
You're invited to join the City of Ventura on an 8-week challenge to DO SOMETHING about wasted food. All residents are welcome to particiipate. We will provide you with the tools you need to be successful. You just need to bring your enthusiasm and commitment!
During the Challenge, we'll measure how much food waste your household throws away, then give you strategies to shop smarter, prep and store food more efficiently, and get creative with cooking.
SIGN UP to take the Food Waste Prevention Survey online at surveymonkey.com/s/VenturaFoodWaste
For more information, you can also visit Environmental Sustainability's booth at Ventura Farmer's Markets for the month of April OR online at cityofventura.net/foodwaste
Thu, 2 April 2015
According to a recent article in the Washington Post, Americans throw away nearly $170 billion dollars of food every year. That's an astounding figure when nearly 50 million Americans live with the reality of food insecurity.
Why is this happening? What can be done about it?
How does food waste impact our water supply? Greenhouse gas emissions?
In this Sustainable Ventura Podcst, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Santos talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer who helps shed some light on this critical issue. Jill also shares helpful green tips and green living ideas.
UPCOMING EVENT: On Friday, April 24 from 6-9pm at Ventura's Bell Arts Factory, 432 Ventura Avenue, Environmentalist Rob Greenfield will screen his documentary focusing on how to prevent food waste and other green topics.