Agreed. I try to control food waste in my kitchen in my own small way, and compost the rest.
However, once again, this isn’t a competition (‘still lacing up their boots’) and I really wonder about the impetus to think of it as such.
To go back to my analogy, a family trying to make ends meet might get savings from choosing a lower-cost cable provider right away, while the 4-year expensive education might bear fruit only half a decade from today.
But hopefully, one would not see it as one-or-the-other, and look at both methods as desirable.
PS: As a local I really appreciate the Cal Academy specially the rainforest and the living roof. Thank you. Hope to volunteer when my daughter is older.