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New Lethbridge web site encourages residents to cut back on food waste

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Environment Lethbridge is encouraging residents to reduce food waste.

A new web site has been launched by the organization which gives people tools, tips, and strategies to not only cut back on food waste, but also save money.

Executive Director Kathleen Sheppard says we waste a lot of food and notes studies point that one out of every five groceries we buy end up in the garbage.

“Household food waste is an easy problem to solve,” says Sheppard. “Being well-organized when you buy and store your food is a big part of the solution.”

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The new web site, which Environment Lethbridge will be showcasing around the city this fall, can be found at Wasteless.ca.

As an example, Sheppard notes the Wasteless web site suggests understanding best before dates, meal planning, and knowing how to store different food items are key ways to ensure the food you buy gets eaten. Food waste costs households money and has an environmental impact when it ends up in the landfill releasing methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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