Voices Of Los Alamos Presents ‘Save Food, Save Money, Save The Planet’ At Dec. 7 Virtual Meeting


Sue Barns, Los Alamos Environmental Sustainability Board and Zero Waste Team member will give a presentation titled Save Food, Save Money, and Save the Planet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 at the virtual Voices of Los Alamos meeting.

What’s the single most impactful change we can make to reduce and reverse global warming? How can we stay safer, feed our families better, and save thousands of dollars every year? Can it be as simple as learning how not to waste food? 

Find out about the issue of food waste, its local and global impacts, and how to prevent it in your own kitchen. This talk will include many easy steps you can take that will save time, save money, and save the planet. An update on composting opportunities in Los Alamos County will also be given. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive a free Food Waste 

Prevention Toolkit from the County. 

In addition to her presentation, Sue is offering FREE Food Waste Prevention Toolkits – informational packets to help households reduce food waste. You could save $1,500 a year by reducing food waste at home! 

Toolkit includes: 

● Food Storage Guide — how best to store most foods 

● “Eat Me First!” sign — show family members the foods that need to be eaten soon in your fridge 

Get your free toolkit delivered to your home by sending your physical home address to Sue Barns at dogstarz505@gmail.com

Sue Barns began recycling at a very young age, and continues to seek new ways to prevent waste and pollution. After obtaining a PhD in microbiology, she came to Los Alamos National Laboratory on an Oppenheimer Postdoctoral Fellowship. She continued working in Biosciences Division, doing research on biothreat detection and soil microbial community responses to climate change, before changing careers to train service dogs for people with disabilities. In 2015, she resumed focus on environmental issues, volunteering for PEEC, and serving two terms on the Los Alamos Environmental Sustainability Board (2016-2020) before moving to the Zero Waste Teams. 

Zoom information will be announced on the VOLA Facebook the day before the meeting.

The next Voices of Los Alamos meeting will be held via zoom on Jan. 25 with guest speaker Philo Shelton on carbon free electric power for the County.