My good friend Ands, who lives back in the UK sent me a link to this really great site called WRAP! It is an organization that "helps individuals, businesses and local authorities to reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources and helping to tackle climate change." Their web site offers a wealth of information on sustainability issues such as recycling, composting, and green building among others. Although it is UK based, much of it is relevant for wherever one lives.
I especially like their "Love Food Hate Waste" campaign. Did you know that a third of the food bought in the UK ends up being thrown away? I didn't but I am sure it is similar here in the US. There are lots of handy tips for reducing the amount of food wasted by cooking less, keeping it fresher for longer, and my absolute favorite, recipes from top chefs for using up leftovers. There is this super page where you can click on a specific food item that you may have left, and several recipes will appear in which it can be used. I am very excited about this because I am always looking for good ways to use up leftovers.
Anyway, check it out if you get a chance. You might learn something new.