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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Alissa Ambacher


Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 122 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    spent exercising
  • up to
    meatless or vegan meals

Alissa's Actions

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.



Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.



  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

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    Alissa Ambacher 4/16/2019 6:22 AM
    I think Americans specifically eat a lot of meat because we have a mentality that we can do whatever we want. We feel pretty entitled, and a lot of that stems from manifest destiny, and the idea that Americans are destined for more. Our culture has evolved over time to expect that whatever we want will always be available. We consume excessively, and that's the American way.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Alissa Ambacher 4/16/2019 6:19 AM
    I've noticed that my neighborhood does not do a great job of keeping their trash contained on trash day. We are required to use trash cans, but most people just put their bags out on the curb, and then stray cats and other animals tear into them. I plan to talk to the HOA and the management company to try to improve this situation.

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    Alissa Ambacher 4/12/2019 12:38 PM
    I totally forgot that this started! It's been a crazy couple weeks and I'm getting ready to move. This challenge is reminding me to make sure the bulbs in the new place are LED and to check out the shower and toilets to see if they are low-flow!