HealTerra Celebrates Food Waste Prevention Week in Recognition of the Need to End Food Waste

Apr 11, 2023 | Uncategorized

HealTerra is pleased to announce “Food Waste Prevention Week” taking place this week, April10-16, 2023. In partnership with several organizations, we commit to the mission of raising public awareness and inspiring a call to action to reduce food waste, protect the environment, and increase food security. Since December 2021, HealTerra has diverted more than 10 tons of food waste from the landfill and turned it into an essential byproduct such as compost and worm castings to benefit our soil and grow food. Every pound of diverted food waste from landfills counts: Food in landfills decomposes slowly, releasing methane emissions. Landfills are the second largest single human source of methane emissions in the United States, accounting for 23% of all methane sources.

Food Waste Prevention Week is a collaborative effort and shared commitment to reducing food loss and waste by various agencies and stakeholders throughout the country. Individually and collectively, the intention is to inspire action to reduce food waste, having a positive effect on our communities, the economy, the environment, and food security. Working together, we can Save The Food. https://www.foodwastepreventionweek.com/

A big Thank you goes to our partners and supporters in Douglas County: Douglas County, Roseburg VA Medical Center, Wolf Creek JobCorps, Fir Grove Elementary School, Umpqua Valley Farm to School, Thrive Umpqua, and Thundering Water!

On April 15, 2023, together with OSU Extension Office, we host a site tour at our facility and a workshop on Intro to Vermicomposting. Here is the link for more details: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/events/intro-vermicomposting.

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