Americans waste as much as 25% of all food and beverage purchases. Oak Park households are being sought to participate in a free, two-month program to learn how to support sustainability and save money by not wasting food. The program, entitled "Food: Too Good to Waste," is sponsored by the Village of Oak Park, the USEPA and Seven Generations Ahead, a local organization that promotes ecologically sustainable and healthy communities.
Participants will learn to save money by shopping smarter, keeping fruits and vegetables fresh, eating what they buy and composting what they cannot eat. A household of four is projected to save $30 a week by using the program's toolkit.
To sign up or learn more, call 708.660.9909, ext 7, or email Jennifer@sevengenerationsahead.org.