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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Parker Chesson

Emerson Waldorf

"Gotta save the planet"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 631 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Parker's Actions

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

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 22
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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

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

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  • Parker Chesson's avatar
    Parker Chesson 4/23/2019 12:17 PM
    Is this last day or tomorrow 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Parker Chesson 4/15/2019 11:45 PM
    Almost half of the vegetables and fruit that produced, is thrown away because it’s too ugly. A solution to this is to not base your decision on the looks, but the actual freshness of the fruits and vegetables you are buying

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    Parker Chesson 4/14/2019 5:03 AM
    Remember to do log in over the break
  • 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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    Parker Chesson 4/11/2019 5:17 AM
    I knew what sell by was but I wasn’t sure the difference between use by and best by... now I know

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    Parker Chesson 4/11/2019 5:13 AM
    Hmmmmmmmmmm, if all plains stopped working, how good would that be for the environment?

    • Matthew L.'s avatar
      Matthew L. 4/11/2019 8:16 AM
      According to Science Focus, planes emit 336 times more CO2 than a car. If planes stopped working, emissions would fall drastically

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    Parker Chesson 4/05/2019 4:21 PM
    I checked in.              

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    Parker Chesson 4/04/2019 7:31 AM
    Reflection questions help alot
  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Parker Chesson 4/04/2019 7:28 AM
    Probably fertilizer and I have a big bucket at my house so it is pretty easy to star a compost
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Parker Chesson 4/04/2019 7:26 AM
    Recycling the right things and helping others
  • 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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    Parker Chesson 4/04/2019 7:26 AM
    Less waste.