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Jeannie Hunter: Food Habits and Global Warming

Posted May 15, 2017

Changing the way you think about food can eliminate food waste. These tips are suggested by Jeannie to begin transforming how you think about food and meals in your own life.

  1. Have a plan. Plan out your grocery list for the week and stick to that.
  2. Use what you already have. Take a look in your fridge and pantries to see what you have on hand that needs to be used.  Eliminating waste in your own homes is the first step.
  3. Do your research.  Look to see if there are any places in your town where you can donate your own items or find restaurants that have extra supplies that can be donated. 
  4. Compost.  Research and begin composting on your own.  Start a community compost. Compost can be used in your own gardening or could be given or sold to others who may need it.  This is a good step in eliminating excess methane - a contributor to global warming.
  5. Volunteer. Volunteering with local food organizations will allow you to build relationships with individuals that are affected by food waste.  Volunteering can also be a way to learn about ways the community can help in eliminating food waste. If you are a local to Nashville, volunteer at the Society of St. Andrew.
  6. Accept global warming and start changing it. Research shows that the earth is getting warmer, which has a major impact on practically every ecological system. Go to to learn about the ways you can help.