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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Pamela McDougall

Comerica Bank

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 452 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

Pamela's Actions

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Rooftop Solar Consultation

#10 Rooftop Solar

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Pamela McDougall 4/26/2019 12:14 PM
    I didn't realize just how many foods that we consume that hurt the rainforests.  I will buy coffee that is produced in an environment that is natural and not land that has been cleared to grow the coffee beans. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Rooftop Solar Consultation
    Identify some ways in which modern human societies have become unsustainable. What kind of roles do individuals have in creating and changing practices in society?

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    Pamela McDougall 4/26/2019 12:08 PM
    That we must all work together to make this world more sustainable.   Instead of taking everything from mother earth, do things naturally.  Use more solar and wind power.
    Don't be afraid to talk to others about what we can do as humankind to make a difference in this work before it is too late and we cannot do anything to reverse the damage.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    How are environmental issues like black carbon and other emissions from cooking fires or rudimentary cookstoves also human health and social justice issues? Why do these issues matter to you?

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    Pamela McDougall 4/12/2019 1:22 PM
    Black carbon and other emissions are so detrimental to all of us.  We have to stop producing so much of it.  Our air quality has gotten so bad and so many people have asthma now among other health issues related to this.  If we don't start taking care of our planet, and very soon, I fear we might be to late to do anything about it.

  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Pamela McDougall 4/08/2019 1:38 PM
    I would like to use the money to feed the hungry in this country.  There is so much unnecessary waste that it doesn't make sense.  I know that there are people out there that have started donating foods from restaurants to feed the hungry and I applaud all of their efforts and hard work.  When the Postal service and Boy Scouts do collections to help feed people, I always leave canned and packaged food on my porch in the bags that they leave to collect.
  • 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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    Pamela McDougall 4/03/2019 2:05 PM
    To protect our soil and to work with nature instead of competing with it. Plant trees which provides the oxygen we need and also to help stop erosion to the soil.