Composting when you don’t have a yard or a public service.

June 2, 2020

I live in a small apartment and there is no composting on the property. I have a yard, but my HOA says I can’t have a compost pile. I live outside city limits so I don’t get yard debris service and I don’t want to deal with a compost pile. Do any of these statements […]

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Rethink Waste: DIY Beeswax Wrap!

May 27, 2020

We’re up to our armpits in our second Rethink Food Waste Challenge! Folks are learning all about ways to reduce their household food waste through shopping with a list, keeping their refrigerator organized with an Eat First shelf (a place to keep all the food that needs to be eaten soon!), and only buying what […]

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Join the Spring 2020 Rethink Food Waste Challenge!

April 20, 2020

Join over 700 households who have taken the challenge! In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, we are bringing you a FREE home challenge to reduce your household’s wasted food. This interactive challenge (May 11 – June 7) will help you understand what is going to waste in your own household with tips and tricks […]

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Buying in Bulk: What’s the Big Deal?

October 22, 2019

In considering whether or not to buy in bulk, there are many pros. And in my book, there are also some challenges. (To clarify, for the purposes of this posting, bulk is when you can get any amount of something you want.  Pre-packaged items do not count.) First, here are some benefits: Less packaging waste […]

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4 Trail Food Ideas With Rethink Waste In Mind

June 11, 2019

Just because you’re heading out in the wilderness, doesn’t mean you have to eat poorly. It also doesn’t mean you have to throw your Rethink Waste lifestyle out the window. Don’t you find it frustrating when you see that little corner of someone’s Clifbar wrapper that fell out of their pocket along the trail? There […]

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Back to School Lunches Zero Waste Style

September 20, 2018

Back to school means school lunches! In our house we have a 5 year old Food Hero (she’ll try it, but she often just doesn’t like it), whose tastes are not reliable. When I took these photos she decided she didn’t like yogurt covered raisins anymore (cause raisins are on the outs, at least for […]

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Sign up for the Rethink Food Waste Challenge

September 4, 2018

Food waste is a big issue here in the United States! About 1/4 of what people bring home from the grocery store ends up in the trash. In this episode of EnviroAnswers, Ani provides some tips on how to organize your fridge and shop smarter – in ways that will reduce your waste. Are you up […]

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Combating Food Waste: Deschutes County and Beyond!

June 6, 2018

  There are so many amazing food waste prevention initiatives happening in the world right now. Below are some incredibly positive changes happening from businesses and individuals that are really making a difference! THE EPA-DEVELOPED “FOOD: TOO GOOD TO WASTE” CHALLENGE Here in Deschutes County, well over 900 households have signed up to take the Rethink Food Waste Challenge. […]

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Smart Storage For Your Food and How to Navigate Dates on Food Products

June 3, 2018

Smart storage is a lot of things. The main idea is, however, to store stuff correctly and store it in a place where you will find it. So we need to concentrate on methods of storage AND organization! Tip #1 – Know how to store different kinds of produce First, check out this Smart Storage Information […]

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Young Children Waste So. Much. Food. Here are some tips from living with one.

May 30, 2018

If you’ve dined with small children lately, you probably noticed they wasted food. Like a lot. It goes with the territory, and it can be rough sometimes. Abstract things like money, waste, hunger, food justice, etc., can be difficult to explain to small children. You just have to do the best you can. Here are […]

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