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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Katherine Fox

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine LiveGreen

Points Total

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  • 382 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning

Katherine's Actions

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

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 15
DAILY 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

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

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

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 15 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

    Katherine Fox's avatar
    Katherine Fox 4/16/2019 8:11 AM
    Family planning isn't a simple of an issue as just making sure every woman of child-bearing age has access to affordable birth control. It's cultural, it's educational, it's personal, it's financial, it's governments getting involved in deeply personal issues. 

    Even my own personal experience of asking my doctor for a permanent surgical solution to end fertility when I was 26 was met with resistance - my doctor said I was too young and didn't want to do the procedure without my husband's approval. (My husband and I had already agreed our family was complete with our two wonderful kids)  It took me three years to convince my doctor to do the procedure... and that was in the United States and covered by private insurance!

    It is difficult for me to really understand what other women in different parts of the world deal with for family planning and reproductive health issues because I don't walk in their shoes. But every time I read more, ask more questions, it brings me a little closer to being more informed. 

    • Melanie Stewart's avatar
      Melanie Stewart 4/17/2019 6:16 AM
      Katherine, thanks for sharing your experience with us.  I think my jaw dropped when your doctor said you needed your husband's approval!
  • 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?

    Katherine Fox's avatar
    Katherine Fox 4/11/2019 7:02 AM
    Makes me feel more resourceful - that I'm using the resources I have access to in the most responsible way possible. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Katherine Fox's avatar
    Katherine Fox 4/08/2019 7:23 AM
    Time with my family. My son is heading to an out of town college at the end of summer and our family wants to spend as much time together as possible. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Katherine Fox 4/08/2019 7:22 AM
    I had never heard the term silvopasture before but after learning about it, that's the basis of how my grandparents learned to farm from their German immigrant parents. My mom talked about growing up on a farm where her dad introduced certain trees, plants, and animals at certain times to "help the farm run like it should".