Sustainably SBPL Monthly Challenge: Fighting Food Waste

SBPL Fighting Food Waste Challenge

As part of the Sustainably SBPL Series, we’re highlighting local resources and library materials to help patrons learn more about topics in our programming series and implement sustainable changes in their lives! This month we're focusing on food waste, and later this spring we will be hosting classes on food preservation techniques. 

Becoming a “food-waste warrior” is one tangible way that we can address the fact that up to 40 percent of the food in the United States goes to waste. Through better planning, education, preparation and food rescue, we can save natural resources, money and contribute to our share of climate and environmental sustainability.


Santa Barbara County’s booklet, Food Forward: Simple Tips for Reducing Food Waste

Santa Barbara County Food Recovery Program

Veggie Rescue - donate or volunteer

National Resources Defense Council - Food Matters Tools

Mayo Clinic Article: 7 ways to reduce food waste in your kitchen

Library Fighting Food Waste Resource List

Get Social About Your Sustainability Goals
Post or send photos of your composting projects and tag @SBPLibrary on Instagram or use the hashtag #SustainblySBPL. Help us to motivate our whole community to get involved and inspired to participate in sustainability initiatives!

The Sustainably SBPL series is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
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Library Fighting Food Waste Resource List