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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Jenny Calhoun

Seattle Colleges Siegal #1

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 316 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Jenny's actions

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 120 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

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  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Jenny Calhoun 4/10/2019 4:59 PM
    There are a couple key takeaways form the label discussion that I am going to put into practice. Hearing about all the waste in our food system was disturbing. I will do my best to not over purchase food, and not throw out food as quickly as I have in the past just because of the date on the package. I will try to go shopping more frequently, so I don't over purchase, and only buy what I need. Plus, since I often walk to the grocery store, this will help me keep up on my walking goals. I also loved her tip about using your senses to know if something has gone bad - sight, smell, touch/taste. Lots of good information! 
  • 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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    Jenny Calhoun 4/08/2019 11:34 AM
    I honestly don't think eating meat is a bad thing. I think it's important to choose meat from animals that have been raised in sustainable ways. 

    I think North Americans eat more meat than people in other countries because we've developed practices that can mass produce meat in cheap (and DISGUSTING) ways. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons?

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    Jenny Calhoun 4/08/2019 11:29 AM
    Regenerative agriculture results in pastures that contain more nutrients, resulting in more nutrient dense foods. A carrot grown using conventional farming practices, even it is grown organically, is not as nutritious as an organic carrot grown using regenerative agriculture practices. Not all organics are equal.