I've been stunned and giddy at the affect my blog has already had on people. All my friends are telling me how they're inspired to throw out less food. I love hearing all their tips and success stories!
(And I'd love to hear yours, too, by the way!)
But my blog is still new, and it has yet to reach outside of my circle of friends. I have plans for promotion, but the best promotion is word of mouth. That means you!
If you want to do the earth a favor, you can share my blog or follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Do you wonder what reducing food waste does for the environment?
When animals are slaughtered and plants are harvested, we're taking nutrients out of the earth... and we don't give them back.
The waste from the food we use goes into the sewer; sewage is cleansed and put back into farmland. (For real. Click here.)
But the food we don't use gets dumped in landfills to be buried by non-biodegradable waste where it is of no use to anyone.
Maybe the earth has enough available resources to sustain us even if we're wasteful (I'm not exactly willing to take that chance), but we don't have access to all the earth's nutrients. We only have access to what's in our farms. When our farmland is depleted and dead, it's not like the farmers will kick us out of our homes because we kept compost bins and the soil we live on is still alive. They might cut down a forest, though.
The best thing is to not buy more food than we need. Then less food will be taken out of farms, the price of food will go down, there will be more food available to give to the hungry within and outside of the US, families will have more money to spend on themselves, that will help the economy, and when our economy thrives, it helps the economy of other countries...
Reducing food waste is pretty important!
Thank you for supporting me, supporting the end of hunger, and supporting the planet. Happy Earth Day!