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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Katie Kirkpatrick

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine LiveGreen

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 248 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    11
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Katie's Actions

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Research Peatlands

#13 Peatlands

I will spend 120 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

COMPLETED 2
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Social Justice

Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers

#6 Educating Girls

I will donate 5 Femme Kit(s) to help girls overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • 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?

    Katie Kirkpatrick's avatar
    Katie Kirkpatrick 4/09/2019 12:38 PM
    Most individuals seemed to be influenced by the media they experienced growing up, such as posters of the perfect family that always had a ham or a roast on the table. Restaurants for decades also contributed to the notion that a "full" plate must contain a meat product. Then, of course, the idea of a veggie plate or salad was somehow deemed "feminine" (a Seinfeld episode comes to mind), which contributes to the bias against not eating meat. Even our common dish names, "meat and potatoes" or "surf and turf," often contain meat in the title.