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How To Eat Less Water Podcast

Florencia Ramirez



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Find unique and sustainable kitchen products in the The Eat Less Water Holiday Pop-Up Shop located inside Truth & Love Beauty at the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center located at 651 Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara, California. Or shop on line at Thanksgiving is fast approaching. And right about now is when I’m thinking about the guest list, menu, and shopping list. And while this holiday is my favorite with the focus on gratitude, cooking, and sharing food, we collectively throw away more food on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Consider these statistics: On Thanksgiving we throw away in the United States, 305 million pounds of food.This waste has a carbon footprint of 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the same as 169,000 cars driving for a full year.The water footprint of the wasted food is 1 billion gallons of water. This wasted water is equivalent to the amount used by everyone in New York City for three and a half months. (source: ReFed)The Center for Biological Diversity breaks down Thanksgiving food waste as follows: 200 million pounds of turkey are thrown out.150 million pounds of side dishes like veggies, mashed potatoes.14 million pounds of dinner rolls.Collectively, we throw away $293 million and about 40% of our turkeys.  I know that we can all do better.  I can do better. In the latest episode, I offer 10 action tips we can each do to curb food waste at our holiday table whether you are hosting or contributing a dish or two. Take a listen. Send an email to if you'd like me to send the "10 Action steps to stop food waste at your Thanksgiving Table." Links and resources: Click here for the free How to Eat Less Water CONDIMENT STORAGE TABLE. It is a printable list of popular condiments that belong in the pantry and those in the refrigerator that can be hung in your kitchen for easy reference. Download FREE the TEN TIPS to EAT LESS WATER SUMMER PARTY PLANNING GUIDE for all the tips, steps, and info on how to celebrate like a kitchen activist with your friends and family. Find gifts designed to serve well-being at the Eat Less Water Shop. Get a copy of the EAT LESS WATER book Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on future episodes released every (water) Wednesday.

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