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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Ines Chapela

Bardians and Our Community

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 516 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    49
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    37
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    250
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    50
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning

Ines's Actions

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 50 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 10
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Go by Bike

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 7 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 25 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Ines Chapela 4/18/2019 11:26 AM
    A road runs along one side of my property. I planted a bunch of trees as a sound barrier for myself. The trees will also help serve as a natural corridor for animals in the area. I love having trees around for shade in the summer and also for the power of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing.
  • 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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    Ines Chapela 4/18/2019 11:21 AM
    Daily walks at lunch time have been a great way to unwind and re-frame my day. I love how easily we can access the forest right from campus.

    • Laurie Husted's avatar
      Laurie Husted 4/21/2019 2:05 PM
      It is amazing how close Tivoli Bays is! I hadn’t realized how far you can get in 20 minutes!
  • 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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    Ines Chapela 4/18/2019 11:19 AM
    A century ago, chicken meat used to be a delicacy, served only on special occassions. The history of meat as a symbol of social status likely has something to do with the amount of meat that we currently eat today.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    How are environmental issues like black carbon and other emissions from cooking fires or rudimentary cookstoves also human health and social justice issues? Why do these issues matter to you?

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    Ines Chapela 4/18/2019 11:15 AM
    Environmental issues affect the entire world. Marginalized and vulnerable populations are often the first to feel the effects of environmental issues. Pollution and rising sea levels are just two examples of environmental issues that would have a human health and social justice consequence.
  • 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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    Ines Chapela 4/18/2019 11:13 AM
    I watched  a video about the differences betwen use by sell by and best by, which explained that the different dates were targeted at different audiences - while some were meant for the consumer, others are aimed at the retailer. This information helps consumers make a more informed decision on when to dispose of food. Learning about this topic made me think more about food waste and inspired me to want to eat less processed food and more fresh food.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Ines Chapela 4/10/2019 9:51 AM
    I have been working on mindfulness and eating. When you have a busy day, it's easy to wolf down your food just so you can get to whatever the next task is. Taking time to portion out food is a part of getting more connected with my body and asking myself what my body really wants.

    • Laurie Husted's avatar
      Laurie Husted 4/11/2019 1:46 PM
      Yes, esp if we're not wolfing down our food at our desks!  I've added the daily walk in as one of my challenges (under Building& Cities) and it's been so terrific to get outside!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

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    Ines Chapela 4/10/2019 9:49 AM
    I love biking as a soothing way to start my day! I like to take my time and bike slowly to work, take in all the smells and really notice the sky, the plants and all the things around me as I go by. I don't get this same sense of connction when I drive to work.

    • Ines Chapela's avatar
      Ines Chapela 4/12/2019 6:36 AM
      Really? Didn't know that, that's great news, as River Road is my main biking route.

    • Laurie Husted's avatar
      Laurie Husted 4/11/2019 1:47 PM
      I'm ready to bike to work too - it's my favorite thinking time (depends what road I'm on).  They're going to put some traffic calming measures on River Road soon so it will be more pleasant since cars won't be able to go faster than 30 mph!  They're called 'speed tables' apparently