Due to the impacts of the coronavirus, public agency StopWaste has extended the application deadline for their Waste Reduction Grants program to April 3 at 5pm. Grants up to $20K are available to businesses and nonprofits for innovative projects that reduce waste in Alameda County. Grant categories include Repair & Reuse, Food Waste Prevention,…

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It’s Summer Salad Season Keep Your Lettuce Crisp and Delicious What’s better on a warm summer day than a big bowl of crunchy, fresh salad? This time of year, Bay Area farmers’ markets are brimming with many varieties of lettuce, much of it grown in nearby Salinas Valley, dubbed “America’s Salad Bowl” for obvious reasons.…

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The 10-Minute Fridge Reality Check Food Waste Revelations and New Habits to Try As January fades, I can see that my New Year’s resolutions haven’t made it past the initial enthusiasm stage. Take my plan, for example, to incorporate more healthy greens into my diet: At the store, I eagerly pick up several bunches of…

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STOPFOODWASTE stopfoodwaste.org Visit this Alameda County–based nonprofit online for lots of information and videos on reducing food waste through smart planning, storage, easy-to-follow recipes to use the food you have in your kitchen, and tips for composting food scraps.   KITCHEN ON FIRE 1509 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley and 6506 San Pablo Ave, Oakland | 510.548.2602…

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Can a Carrot Cause Climate Change?   As spring rounds the corner, Saneta and her daughter Alma look forward to getting their small vegetable garden in Oakland ready for the growing season. “We love tomatoes, beans, and lettuce. And of course, crunchy carrots. Those are Alma’s favorites,” says Saneta. She knows they’ll be extra tasty…

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  What’s the best part about the holidays? For most of us it’s joyful gatherings with friends and family and indulging in delicious food. With a little planning, hosting a holiday party can also be gentle on the environment. Here are some tips:   Ditch Disposables Serve your guests with real dishes and silverware instead…

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All are invited to a free community conversation and lunch focusing on the issue of food waste. Nonprofit cooking school 18 Reasons has partnered with StopWaste to discuss food waste and how to keep valuable, nutritious food out of the landfill. Join in for lunch, a presentation, and a chance to share your views and learn…

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Just a few sprigs of fresh herbs can add amazing depth and flavor to a dish and boost nutritional value too! Parsley, basil, chives, mint, tarragon, cilantro, and dill all have high amounts of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. But even when recipes call for more than a garnish, the better part of most herb bunches…

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  Stop Food Waste Two Power Moms Take the Challenge Xouhoa Bowen and Christina Means have a few things in common: Both are activists working to empower women, are raising young children, and don’t like wasting food. Last fall, the two joined StopWaste’s “Food Waste Challenge,” measuring how much food was going to waste in…

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  At this time of year, holiday festivities abound—and with them an abundance of food, sometimes more than guests can eat. If you’re hosting a catered event at home or work, plan ahead for the donation of any trays of extra food with these tips from StopFoodWaste.org.   At least a few days before the event,…

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