Instructions: To obtain your Food Sustainability badge, it is recommended that you complete the following by November 30, 2022.
  • 1 Prerequisite
  • 2 Actions
  • Submit Form.

Only submit the form once you have completed all of your actions. Remember, you only have to complete the prerequisite and 2 additional actions of your choosing. You do not have to complete all 6 actions to earn your badge.  

Actions Key:

  • On campus event  

  • Virtual event 

  • Home life 

  • Renter-friendly 

  • Lifestyle 

  • Misc 


Prerequisite Action: Create a Meal Using Food Items Already in Your Kitchen

Description: Reduce food waste by using food items in your fridge, pantry, or both to make a meal. Use Yummly, or a similar app, to input food items from your pantry (or any local food pantry such as Weber Cares Pantry) to generate a personalized recipe.

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Required Documentation: Submit a screenshot of the app & upload a photo of your meal. 

Choose at Least Two of the Following Actions: 

Action 1: Volunteer at Least Once With The Food Recovery Network


Description: The WSU Chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) regularly recovers uneaten food from dining services that would have been thrown away. Food recovered by FRN is taken to a local homeless shelter and the Weber Cares Pantry.

If you are interested or have any questions, please Contact Hunter Riccardelli at to volunteer, or sign-up for recoveries through Givepulse.

Time Commitment: Varies from 30 mins - 2 hours (Dependent on the amount of the food recovered and drive time)

Required Documentation: Upload a picture of you with the recovered food.


Action 2: Attend the Sustainable Clubs Solar Oven Demonstration *Students Only*


Description: The WSU Sustainable Clubs will be hosting a Solar Oven Demonstration to promote sustainable food preparation methods. The purpose of this demonstration is to promote cooking methods that don't produce excess Carbon Dioxide. All the participants that attend will get a small bag of pumpkins seeds to take home and potentially roast in your own solar oven! The club social will take place on November 18, 2022, in Shepherd Union Rm 331, from 1:30-2:30 pm. 

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Korynn Martinez at to volunteer, or sign-up through Givepulse here

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Required Documentation: Submit a photo of you participating in this club social.


Action 3: Attend or Volunteer at the Kitchenware Drive Hosted by the Sustainable Clubs (Nov 19)


Description: The WSU Sustainable Clubs will host a Kitchenware drive with the Weber Cares Pantry on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm. Donate your old Kitchen supplies, and/or come look at other donated items. The drive will be located near the Stewart library shuttle bus loading zone for drop-offs. Depending on the weather, we recommend all that attend to bring warm clothing and gloves.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please visit the Food Recovery Network Givepulse here.

Time Commitment: 1-hour shifts

Required Documentation: Upload a photo of the items you donated, or received, or upload a photo of you volunteering at the event. 


Action 4: Donate Money, Time, or Food to a Local Food Pantry

Description: There are a lot of ways to help out your local food pantry. Whether that is community service, money, or food donations, click here for information about Weber Cares Pantry and other local food assistance programs. 

Time Commitment: Varies

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about your experience and what you donated.


Action 5: Regrow Some Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps

Description: Eliminate the need to buy veggies from the store and regrow them from home using a small pot of soil or jar of water. Click here for a quick overview of a few vegetables you can quickly regrow from cuttings.

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Required Documentation:  Submit a photo of your setup to regrow a vegetable.


Action 6: Reflect on your food waste

Description: Over the course of a week, track and/or weigh the preventable food waste your household produces and throws away. Per the EPA, "Preventable food waste is both food you bought to eat but has since spoiled and food that was prepared but not eaten and was then thrown away. Non-Edible food waste is everything you wouldn't normally eat, such as banana peels, egg shells, apple cores, and chicken bones." Click here for an example log sheet.

Time Commitment: 1.5 hours over the course of a week

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about how much was thrown away & what changes could be made to reduce food waste in the future.


Action 7: Make A Plant-Based Meal

Description: Find a plant-based recipe of your choice, gather your ingredients, and create your meal! Plant-based meals are often just as tasty as animal-based meals. By reducing how much meat you consume, you can significantly reduce your carbon & water footprints. Check out "A Guide to a Sustainable Garden and Kitchen" for more info and some plant-based recipes.

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences on your experience. Don't forget to give yourself 5/5 stars!


Innovation Action:

Description: Innovative actions are welcome, but please email for approval before submitting this as one of your actions.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: varies