Guest blogger Dana Gunders is a staff scientist with the Natural Resources Defence League, with a focus on food and agriculture. She leads the NRDC’s work on reducing food waste and is the author of a widely distributed report “Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40% of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill”. Her most recent book is The Waste Free Kitchen Handbook.
In Metro Vancouver, in 2011, 14% of trips in the region were taken by transit and 73% by automobile. Surrey is helping citizens understand their transportation choices, and explore ways to offer low carbon priorities.
More than 47% of the region’s land base is designated as conservation and recreation, and more than 750 hectares have been added since 2011. In Richmond, an artistic buzz is highlighting ways to enhance these valuable places, big and small.
This year why not start a new tradition? Celebrate the season by ensuring none of the delicious food you take time to prepare goes uneaten. Here are some easy tips to make the most of your holiday feast, without eating turkey sandwiches every day for a month!
The Christmas holiday season is a time for feasting – across cultures and around the globe. But, the best of intentions, coupled with our desire to ensure there’s enough for everyone, makes it easy to go overboard – ending up with a lot of food that never gets eaten. Did you know the average Metro Vancouver household throws out $700 worth of food annually? This time of year can be hard on the wallet as it is. Cooking food just to throw it away is not the way you want to finish up the year.
It’s been a year since Metro Vancouver’s food scraps landfill ban was introduced. For the next steps in waste reduction, creative strategies are increasingly part of the conversation. Here are a couple of ways students are bringing attention to solutions.
In this episode of Metro Vancouver Close Up – students lead the way on school food scrap recycling programs, citizens take advantage of transportation planning workshops in Surrey, and art and bees find common ground in Richmond.Continue reading →