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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Clare Brooks

MommaBear & Co.

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 262 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.9
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    50
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    50
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    20
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Clare's Actions

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 15 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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Clare Brooks 4/08/2019 5:08 PM
    Every now and then I start to feel overwhelmed with the enormity of our job to reverse the toxic effects we as humans have created.  Some days it feels like it doesn't matter, the small things I do.  Then I look down and see my children watching what I do. Imitating what I do and realize the story is not over--

    “Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.”



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    Clare Brooks 4/04/2019 2:10 PM
    Its wonderful and daunting to realize how much of an impact we make everyday in doing "routine" things.  It was so easy to walk and take the bus to and from preschool drop off and even made it to Story Time with the little one. In fact my kids love riding the bus and its much easier than buckling screaming children into car seats.  We also found so many signs of spring on our walk.  It was quiet and calming and I got a decent walk in!  Food--takes a lot of energy right now. I need to devise new ways to make my own "ready" food.  I also have to win over my husband as he is not as zero waste oriented as I.