The Food Waste team at the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions is launching a month-long food waste challenge, beginning Jan. 9.
Did you know…
- 30-40% of the food that we produce is never eaten – and that the average family of four wastes almost $2000 per year on food that we throw away?
- And in Maine, while our food prices are skyrocketing, food is still the single largest part of our trash!
Make a difference today…
- Save nearly $24/person per week.
- Save valuable fresh water, energy, and labor used to produce food that is thrown out.
- Donations to food banks could triple and help end hunger in Maine.
- Food trash would not go to landfills where it produces methane gas– a leading contributor to climate change.
Just take the Maine Home Food Waste Challenge 2023– and reduce your food waste for 30 days…
Collect and weigh your wasted food each week for four weeks starting Jan. 9, 2023.
We’ll send and share easy tips and resources to help you use every bit of your food – and reduce the waste each week.
We’ll track your progress – and your friends, family, and community – just check our MHFW Challenge Leaderboard right here each week!
For extra help, join our Facebook support page, or a local library group, or form your own Challenge group and share ideas, recipes, and help with reducing food waste.
Keep up the good work for 4 weeks and watch your food waste disappear – and of course, earn lots of online and real world recognition each week!
Sign up to participate in the challenge here.