October Green Tip

Is your food causing gas? We’re not going to offer a pill you can take! What we’re talking about here is the tremendous amount of food waste in our country, much of which ends up in landfills where methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is released.

What can we individuals do? It turns out there are many ideas for reducing waste in our homes, schools, businesses, stores and more. Check out the excellent article on the DEEP (Department of Energy & Environmental Protection) website http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2714&q=531602 This puts cleaning out your refrigerator and eating those leftovers into a whole new light!

For help in organizing your fridge and freezer, you might enjoy a You Tube video that helped us organize ours. Look at “How Jen Does It” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFr0CfPUqYU. No more chunks of green, fuzzy cheese! No more containers of “mystery food” hiding out in the back of the fridge! And best of all, you’re doing your part to help reduce greenhouse gases.