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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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A. E. Jones


Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 242 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    meatless or vegan meals
  • up to
    spent learning

A. E. 's 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.



Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.


Action Track: Social Justice

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

One-Time Action


Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

One-Time Action


  • 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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    A. E. Jones 4/22/2019 2:42 PM
    My wife and I are working to improve our support of the local community by, for example, shopping at local grocers rather than large chains. We have also learned of several restaurants near us owned by women. We will certainly start visiting them more.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    A. E. Jones 4/22/2019 2:40 PM
    I learned that much of the American diet is based on corn and so many derivatives of corn. Wow - "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan!
  • 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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    A. E. Jones 4/22/2019 2:39 PM
    I am not sure what contributes to North Americans eating more meat than other countries. I wonder if this is due to the fairly rapid shift post-war from rural/agrarian lifestyles to urban/industrial lifestyles without changing expectations surrounding caloric needs, and the demands of a blooming population, while retaining an overwhelming nostalgia for the food of the previous lifestyle. Maybe? I don't know.

    Great question. I need to learn more!

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    A. E. Jones 4/02/2019 9:30 PM
    Excited to begin the Ecochallenge very soon!