Taking a bite out of rising grocery costs by reducing food waste

November 4, 2022

Information Bulletin
For immediate release

Share your food waste reduction tips and tricks to be entered in a draw to win one of five $100 gift certificates to a local grocery store of your choice!

Saanich, BC
– With grocery costs on the rise, Saanich is encouraging residents to reduce food waste and share food-saving tips and tricks from November 4 to 18 to win one of five $100 grocery store gift cards.

“Choosing low-carbon foods and reducing food waste is one of the strategies outlined in our Climate Plan to help move us towards the goal of cutting our community GHG emissions in half by 2030,” said Mayor-Elect Dean Murdock. “We can all play a role in tackling climate change, and this is one simple shift that each of us can make that has a positive impact on both the planet and the pocketbook.”

While greenhouse gas emissions from food production and consumption represent a smaller percentage of overall emissions compared to transportation and buildings in Saanich, they are still significant. The most considerable greenhouse gas emissions from food in Saanich come from fish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Reducing food waste, especially from these foods, can reduce our climate impact while saving you money.

Enter to win one of five $100 grocery store gift cards

Share your top tools, tricks and tips for reducing food waste to be entered to win one of five $100 grocery store gift cards.

Follow @Saanich on Twitter and Facebook from November 4 to 18, 2022, for contest details, food saving information, and tips.

Learn more

Learn more about the environmental impact of food and materials and visit lovefoodhatewaste.ca for tips and inspiration to help you make the most of the food you love.

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Media contact:
Rebecca Newlove
Manager of Sustainability