On #EarthDay, #NoFoodWasted

Tom Colicchio is one of my Foodie Heroes, and today is a good example of that.

Food waste is a huge problem in this country—we waste between 40% to 50% of our food, and when it hits landfills it emits methane. Methane is worse than anything your car or truck emits, and it contributes to climate change.

“Just Eat It” is airing at 10 p.m. tonight on MSNBC, so make sure to tune in. Meantime, here are some of the best tweets on the #NoFoodWasted hashtag:

I’ll try to add more later. Here’s what I do at home:

compost all non-meat waste
grow edible produce in the backyard
recycle all plastics and plastic bags
and I even pick up recyclables around Midtown Atlanta—items that would have a) ended up in a landfill, or b) clogged up our sewer system.

In my opinion, EVERY day should be #EarthDay. And you can start now. ❏

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