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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Freeman Andrea

Walgreens Boots Alliance

"To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 442 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning

Freeman's Actions

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

#55 Household Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 2 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Freeman Andrea 4/24/2019 4:58 PM
    I am so excited my kids were discussing how we need to take more of an active role in protecting our planet bc of something I had sent them the day before by email. That led to discussions on things I’ve already learned and plan to continue to pursue.  It’s so great to see my kids digesting what is happening to our world and how we can have an impact one human life at a time.

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    Freeman Andrea 4/23/2019 3:14 PM
    Going to learn to compost!  😆 

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    Freeman Andrea 4/16/2019 9:31 AM
    Did you know that the fish we eat has particles of plastic in it bc that’s what they are eating and engulfed with in their environment?!

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      MARIA ALBULESCU 4/17/2019 4:21 AM
      I watched "A Plastic Ocean" film the other day and saw that. So sad! Wildlife is eating and dying because of plastics, we eat plastics...There's plastic everywhere.  

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    Freeman Andrea 4/16/2019 9:29 AM
    We have been successfully preventing a great deal of food waste in our home with leftover night and just being creative on different ways to use produce before it goes bad.  It’s great to raise this awareness with my children now so they start thinking about it for their today and future.

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      Freeman Andrea 4/17/2019 6:56 AM
      Thank you Maria!!  Sometimes it starts small but every little but helps and teaches. 😊

    • MARIA ALBULESCU's avatar
      MARIA ALBULESCU 4/17/2019 4:23 AM
      What a great parent! Thanks Andrea, you also inspire the ones around you to do the same.

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    Freeman Andrea 4/11/2019 7:00 PM
    Using my tea bags and coffee grinds more than once and saving them to use in gardening when I plant my flowers.  These little measures and tricks are so easy and fun to know you’re making a better footprint on the world!

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    Freeman Andrea 4/10/2019 4:24 PM
    We are making leftover nights a routine in our home to reduce the food waste. 

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      Freeman Andrea 4/11/2019 6:55 PM
      @Maria- it really is just getting used to it and once you do it’s easy.  As a kid growing up we always had leftover nights.  Not to mention I have done whole 30 and it’s the same getting used to eating vegetables at breakfast but now I love it!

    • MARIA ALBULESCU's avatar
      MARIA ALBULESCU 4/11/2019 6:29 PM

      That is a great idea! I'm eating weird combinations of food so I don't waste anything :-)

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    Freeman Andrea 4/09/2019 7:30 PM
    Learning the amount of food wasted due to expiration confusion in the world was astonishing!