Food Waste

El Fiasco del Desperdicio Alimentos: Tienes que Verlo para Creerlo (Traducción)

This article was translated from the original version: The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have to See it to Believe it

Ya escuchaste algunos hechos terribles sobre los residuos de alimentos, pero en caso de que no hayas escuchado, aquí hay algunos fragmentos de información para ponerte al corriente de este problema.

  • Desechamos a la basura aproximadamente 165 billiones de dólares USD en comida por año en Estados Unidos. Esto es más que los presupuestos de los parques nacionales de Estados Unidos, bibliotecas públicas, prisiones federales, seguro de salud de los Veteranos, el FBI, y la FDA combinado.
  • Alrededor de 50 millones de 317 millones de estadounidenses enfrentan inseguridad alimentaria, aun así producimos suficiente comida para alimentar a más de 500 millones de estadounidenses.
  • Para producir la cantidad de comida que termina en los basureros desperdiciamos agua suficiente para satisfacer las necesidades domésticas de agua que todos los ciudadanos estadounidenses necesitan.

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Cómo Viajar por Estados Unidos Gratis (sin vivir a cuestas de otros) (Traducción)

This article was translated from the original version: How to Travel The USA For Free (without mooching)

Mientras escribo esto, estoy viajando por Los Estados Unidos sin un centavo en el bolsillo. Salí de mi casa en San Diego el 2 de junio con $2,000 USD en efectivo y el 12 de Agosto di un salto de fe en la humanidad y di los últimos $421 USD que tenía conmigo a una organización no lucrativa. Me tracé el objetivo ese día de terminar mi viaje a la ciudad de Nueva York sin dinero sólo para demostrar a mí mismo y a los demás de que sí es posible. Hoy llegué a la ciudad de Nueva York en mi bicicleta, todavía sin un centavo en el bolsillo. La gente ha tratado de darme dinero, pero fácilmente lo he rechazado.

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Lecciones Aprendidas… en un Año Sin Bañarme (Traducción)

This article was translated from its original version at: Lessons Learned from a Year without Showering

Hace un año un día como hoy ha sido mi última ducha. Sí, sé que suena loco y que hace un año hubiera estado de acuerdo con ustedes. Yo era un tipo de ducha regular hasta los 26 años. Bueno, quizá no todos los días, pero esa es la idea.

Entonces ¿Cómo es que un tipo así termina 365 días sin ducharse? Eso comenzó con un largo viaje en bicicleta a lo largo de Los Estados Unidos para promover la vida eco-amigable. Yo me impuse una serie de reglas a seguir para dar el ejemplo. La regla del agua era que sólo la usara de fuentes naturales como lagos, ríos y lluvia o de las sobras como goteras de caño. Seguí el rastro de cuánta agua usaba exactamente también, con el fin de demostrar cuán poco era lo suficiente y necesario para mantenerse.

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This Cafe in New Orleans Has No Garbage Can!

This summer I was traveling through New Orleans and stopped into this little cafe. It’s the red building in this photo.

I always seek out places that have environmentally friendly practices but it’s not always easy. From the outside I didn’t expect them to be doing anything particularly green but after talking to the owner for a bit I was amazed to learn that they actually don’t even have a garbage can. In order for a business to have no garbage can a lot of environmentally friendly practices have got to be going on. They have to be doing something really different from most places in the USA. Their story inspired me and is one that more people should know about so I asked the owner to write a guest blog to share his experience with working towards going zero waste. I hope this will help and inspire more restaurants, cafes, and businesses in general to reduce their trash and maybe even one day have no trash can! Here’s Tommy’s guest blog!

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10 Ways to Raise An Environmentalist

There’s no arguing that having a child is not the most environmentally sustainable thing to do. When I became a mother, it was important to me to maintain the integrity of my low-impact lifestyle and find ways to offset the carbon footprint of adding another human to the planet. My son is now six. Parenting him, like for so many, makes life personally sustainable and there is no underestimating the value in that choice. It’s also a daily opportunity to choose to live in harmony with the Earth with the compounded influence of teaching another person this value. Parenting is activism insofar as activism is making the world better.

Below are some suggestions that I use to raise my environmentalist. I would love to hear yours in the comments below!

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10 Easy Ways to Go Green with Kids

As a mom of three I am admittedly always seeking the easy route. Just surviving the day to day can be an uphill battle. I care about our earth, and I want my children to grow up caring about it as well – but I’m TIRED. We’re far from perfect, but I’ve put together 10 ways to “go-green” that are realistic for growing families and actually save me time and energy – two things that as a parent are a rare commodity.

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Food Waste Activism and Dumpster Diving Resource Guide

If you are interested in being a part of the solution to food waste then this is the place for you. I’ve been passionately working to bring attention to food waste and hunger since 2013 and over the last 3.5 years have created a lot of videos, blogs, and guides to help people get involved in this cause. In this resource guide I’ve brought it all together in one place to give you a plethora of ideas, inspiration, and information to be a part of the solution to food waste. Whether it’s starting your own food rescue program, helping with existing programs, or you just want to dumpster dive for food I’ve got you covered here.
To start, here’s a playlist of food waste and dumpster diving videos:

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The Dumpster Divers Defense Fund

Meet Tony Moyer and Sam Troyer, brother-in-laws in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. They’ve been dumpster diving for 10 months, collecting $1,000’s of good food and donating it to people in need. But in October they were arrested for dumpster diving at a CVS and charged with loitering and prowling at night as well as criminal trespassing.

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