Rob Greenfield

“Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, activist, and dude making a difference. His purpose is to inspire health, happiness, and freedom on earth and he’s dedicated his life to this mission. He has cycled across the USA twice on a bamboo bicycle, went a year without showering, and has dove into over 1,000 dumpsters across America, all to inspire positive social change.”

His blog is really interesting and should definitely inspire us to live a healthier, conscious waste-free lifestyle.

“Front page of the San Diego Union Tribune! This is all delicious and nutritious food that my friends and I pulled from supermarket dumpsters in 2 nights of dumpster diving. There are simple solutions to the Food Waste Fiasco though and you can be a part of the solution by:
Growing your own food!
Supporting local farms!
Boycotting wasteful supermarkets and telling them to #DonateNotDump!
Supporting food rescue programs like Feeding America, Feedback, Food Shift, Boulder Food Rescue, and Keep Austin Fed!
Learn more about the Food Waste Fiasco atwww.RobGreenfield.tv/FoodWaste

-We throw away 165 billion dollars worth of food per year in America. That’s more than the budgets for America’s national parks, public libraries, federal prisons, veteran’s health care, the FBI, and the FDA combined.

-About 50 million of our 317 million Americans are food insecure yet we produce enough food to feed over 500 million Americans.

-To create just the amount of food that ends up in the landfills we waste enough water to meet the domestic water needs of every American citizen.

It’s not just an American problem. It’s an international, collective problem of the Western World. We all deserve to be educated and thought how to nurture our planet and wisely use her resources.

 

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