Zero Waste DECEMBER Food Eco‑Challenge Wrap‑up

Sun, Jan 9, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Change your habits and reduce food waste

Check-in to see how we did on lowering food waste during December.

Join the Metro Vancouver Unitarian Food Eco‑Challenge for the month of December

Wrap-up January 9th at 1pm on Zoom at ucv.im/coffee

*If you missed the start date sign up below, or

eMail ucvconnect@gmail.com to connect with the Zero Waste Team

Food Waste in Canada

the facts

Graphic: Food Waste Facts

Sign up here

https://drawdown.ecochallenge.org/participants/join?referral_code=86138035-e11d-4238-a45d-0e7bd076bb65&team_invitation=true

The UCV Zero Waste team proposes December as a “love food; hate waste” month for local Unitarians. Set some food-related goals and check in with each other. Our Zero Waste Team has for many years (indeed before “zero waste” was used as a term) coordinated an event at UCV to encourage people to resist the pull towards consumerism and waste that’s already begun!

We all need support when society pushes us towards purchases and activities that aren’t in alignment with our Unitarian values.

Sunday, January 9, 2021, 1pm – Join Mary for the Eco‑Challenge Wrap‑Up on Zoom at ucv.im/coffee

Sunday, November 28, 2020, 1pm – Join Mary on Zoom at ucv.im/coffee to learn about setting goals related to food waste during December through the Drawdown Ecochallenge. The People’s Ecochallenge is a great platform to support us in setting goals and developing new habits.

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Here are some of the food-related goals suggested in the Drawdown challenge

*The first three challenges are suggested for everyone who joins

1 KEEP TRACK OF WASTED FOOD
I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Drawdown Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation
2 REDUCE ANIMAL PRODUCTS
I will enjoy _____ meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge
3 LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT EXPIRATION DATES
I will spend at least _____ minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates
4 SMALLER PORTIONS
I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food
5 SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS
I will source _____ percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer’s market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients
6 PRACTICE THE 5 Rs
I will practice the 5 Rs — Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone
7 SMART SEAFOOD CHOICES
I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean
8 TEND A GARDEN
I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices
9 EAT MINDFULLY
I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper
10 MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES
I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding _____ cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day


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