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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Colleen Daly

Lucky's Market

"Foodie trying to reduce her food waste. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 537 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    19
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Colleen's Actions

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 3 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 20 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 12
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 12
DAILY 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

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

#70 Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Connect With A Nonprofit

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

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on womens' or girls' issues in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 5 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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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    Colleen Daly 4/23/2019 9:40 AM
    Fertilizer and Yard Management kills me! Why spend time, money, and resources to clean up your yard that is natural and good for you. No need to pull weeds or kill them with fertilizers if they aren't hurting you just for that pretty lawn? I love learning more about edible weeds and ways you can get around doing these things. I also love seeing people turn their yards into spaces of growth vs just maintaining what a yard is supposed to look like. 
  • 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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    Colleen Daly 4/23/2019 9:38 AM
    When you support regenerative agriculture you are also supporting long term jobs for those family farms to keep doing what they are doing. The more we support other agricultural practices instead of growing the ones we already have, is just hurting those previous places who are doing things right. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Colleen Daly 4/23/2019 9:37 AM
    Definitely time with people I love. Spending more money on travel and outdoor experiences with family and friends - than clothes and home goods, etc. 
  • 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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    Colleen Daly 4/23/2019 9:36 AM
    Today is Impact Day at the store and our partner is creating photo holders out of old corks from wine bottles - HOW COOL!? So I want to do more things like this and make time to share more cool ideas like what they are doing with others. 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Connect With A Nonprofit
    What are the most pressing issues for women and girls in your community?

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    Colleen Daly 4/23/2019 9:35 AM
    In St. Louis I feel like a lot of women don't have women role models in their lives. I recently applied to be a Big Sister at BBBS in STL and I can't wait to start with my interview next week to be a big to a girl who needs some more positive female role models in her life. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Colleen Daly 4/23/2019 9:34 AM
    I get to go coffee a lot - bringing my own mason jars with their lids can be an easy swap. I just bought some new ones so now I can leave one in my car so I always have one. 

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    Colleen Daly 4/23/2019 9:33 AM
    Challenge is going well! Just moved apartments and have been finding a lot of new ways to reduce waste in my own home - finally have room for some compost too! :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women? Can you share any past experiences that may help others take action?

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    Colleen Daly 4/16/2019 9:43 AM
    Just by bringing friends along with you each time you visit a local woman-owned business increases the awareness naturally. Then each time you share on social - think a bit more about who you're sharing and what you're sharing. Maybe focus more on local and woman owned businesses next week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women? Can you share any past experiences that may help others take action?

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    Colleen Daly 4/16/2019 9:43 AM
    Just by bringing friends along with you each time you visit a local woman-owned business increases the awareness naturally. Then each time you share on social - think a bit more about who you're sharing and what you're sharing. Maybe focus more on local and woman owned businesses next week. 

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    Colleen Daly 4/16/2019 9:41 AM
    My challenge is going great. I tend to forget to check in on here..but honestly have been doing each of my items daily, which makes a difference! I love doing some of these things on my own (like limiting meat intake) and then having friends jump on the bandwagon. OOOOH and I feel like Lucky's should get some extra points because today I went on the news promoting our Bulk section and BYOBulk containers. Less Waste! :)

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      Kristen Tetrick 4/16/2019 2:06 PM
      Very cool! Just as an FYI, you can scroll back through the previous days to check off your actions.