Save the planet one plate at a time! 

Crossposted from Go, Green Team! 

Easy ways to help the environment are to compost your food waste and not waste food. On average, Americans waste about 25 percent of all food and drinks we buy. That’s not only wasting food, that’s wasted money – $130 every month. By helping prevent food waste, you are also saving water, energy and fuel that are all used to produce, package, and transport food. 

Learn more at Food: Too Good to Waste. 

Recently, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) did studies in three cities- Denver, New York and Nashville – to get detailed information on why people waste food and which foods are wasted most often. An important finding is that people feel less guilty about wasting food if they compost it. But while composting is a good solution for food that can’t be eaten, it’s not at the top of the hierarchy of food recovery strategies, the first of which is to reduce food waste. How can you be part of the solution and not part of the problem 

Here are some things you can do in your school, household, and workplace: 

Read more at Go, Green Team!