Every year 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is thrown away, wasting all the resources that went into producing it. Food waste is a huge contributor to habitat loss and carbon emissions that are pushing wildlife to the brink of extinction. Most of us think we aren't part of the problem, but the average household of four throws away up to $2,225 worth of food each year.
That's why we're asking you to help close the lid on the cycle of food waste by joining our Beat Food Waste Challenge. You can sign up using the form below.
Beginning Sept. 5, over 90 days we'll send you tips to cook better, shop better and sleep better knowing you're helping to save wildlife and wildlands.
The goal: Cut your household food waste in half. We'll help you plan meals and understand your food waste habits to get you there, and along the way you'll save money and the resources that go into producing food. As part of this challenge you'll also have opportunities to demand better food waste policies from grocery stores to help create a more sustainable food system.
Sign up today for the Beat Food Waste Challenge.
Graphic courtesy Center for Biological Diversity.