Thank you for reading our first edition of Extreme Endeavors for 2020! If you are a planner, you will appreciate this message, since it includes the full schedule of how you can do good through Extreme Community Makeover this year. Even if you're not a planner, just save this message for future reference. I am excited to embark upon a year of stepping into our core mission of building stronger communities "one block at a time". A number of opportunities exist to get involved this year, so I hope you will join us for the journey.
There are many reasons to prevent food waste. After all, wasting food wastes all of the valuable resources used to grow, harvest, transport and store food in the first place. In a recent report, the Natural Resources Defense Council found that wasted food is responsible for wasting 19% of all U.S. cropland, 18% of all farming fertilizer use, 21% of our landfill content, 21% of our agricultural water usage, and 2.6% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
What better way to start off your new year than by determining to be kind wherever you go? After all, random acts of kindness can bring beauty to a person's day on both the receiving end and the giving end. Here at Extreme Community Makeover, we like to create a culture of kindness.