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Original post made on May 1, 2022

In the latest Around Town column, news about plans for next year's Palo Alto Day celebration, local students working to address food waste and community members who assisted a duck family back to the Palo Alto Baylands.

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Posted by mally
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on May 1, 2022 at 4:45 pm

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It's a five min walk from Paly to The Opportunity Center, but really worlds apart.
Fantastic to hear that students are trying to bridge that gap.


Posted by Citizen
a resident of College Terrace
on May 1, 2022 at 5:15 pm

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Nice job Oscar and Kai! Good name for the non profit too.


Posted by Paly/JLS mom
a resident of Midtown
on May 1, 2022 at 5:26 pm

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Great job, Oscar! It’s for such a good cause!
Cheers, Katja


Posted by jvpadojino
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on May 2, 2022 at 11:20 am

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Editor's note: The post below was copied from a duplicate Town Square thread.

Posted by Climate
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Apr 30, 2022 at 12:59 pm
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I'm glad Paly students are fighting food waste. What a great idea to help community members suffering from food insecurity!

I think it's important for students to be educated about the connect between food waste on climate change. Many people don't realize how much methane gets generated from the rotting process of wasted food in landfill.

I think Palo Alto should also educate residents about combating food waste as a leading effort to combat climate change.

Thank you, Paly students!


Posted by jvpadojino
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on May 2, 2022 at 11:20 am

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Editor's note: The post below was copied from a duplicate Town Square thread.

Posted by Allyson
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Apr 30, 2022 at 2:33 pm
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A solution that feeds people and attacks food waste! Thanks for taking this on Oscar and Kai!


Posted by jvpadojino
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on May 2, 2022 at 11:20 am

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Editor's note: The post below was copied from a duplicate Town Square thread.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2022 at 3:05 pm
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Best way to avoid food waste is to buy only what you can eat, use leftovers and to learn to cook from locally sourced foods. Buy more that is grown on a farm rather than manufactured in a factory. Eat in season and stop being picky, or at least eat everything you buy without digging out the tiny piece of carrot!


Posted by jvpadojino
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on May 2, 2022 at 11:21 am

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Editor's note: The post below was copied from a duplicate Town Square thread.

Posted by Parent of School Age Kids
a resident of Old Palo Alto
17 hours ago
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Excellent idea on reducing food waste at school! I wish you success in this effort and I will encourage my kids to join your effort!


Posted by Eric
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on May 4, 2022 at 7:25 am

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Regarding People Plates Planet and the Opportunity Center feature : It's wonderful to see young people trying to help people in our community, reduce food waste, and raise awareness regarding how wasted food impacts the world. I hope this kind of thinking catches on to where everyone understands the impact of what they do in their everyday lives. This reminds me of a quote from Abraham Lincoln :
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."


Posted by Joy abbott
a resident of Community Center
on May 4, 2022 at 11:03 am

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After covid, inflation, war , hunger is becoming a bigger problem, so proud of Oscar and Kai noticed this food waste problem right here in paly and initiated movement. We need more awareness and action to prevent food waste, to help people for a better planet.


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