Challenging Times

I’m still trying to clear the cobwebs after a long night attending imaginary inaugural balls (and staying up late writing). But here goes:

photo by Michael Foley (via Creative Commons)Paraphrasing one of my favorite lines from yesterday’s Obama’s speech, To those who waste food, we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

Fist clenchers, hear this: It’s not too late to take up the Food Waste Reduction Challenge over at Crunchy Chicken. And if you’re more into dares than challenges, I dare you to reduce your food waste. What? You chicken? (This is me extending a hand.)

If you’re looking for some tips on how to cut waste, the Non-Consumer Advocate has actually extended her hand in posting a nice list of ideas. The NCA is no stranger to challenges, having issued a Waste No Food Challenge in May.

I’d like to echo these challenges with one of my own: Let’s try to sustain the energy, unity and deterimination felt yesterday for the first time in a while. Think we can do that?

After all, as President Obama put it, “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility.” Nuff said.

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