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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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betsy myers

ABT EARTHLINGS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 386 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent learning

betsy's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 4 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 60 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 9
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

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

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    betsy myers's avatar
    betsy myers 4/24/2019 6:36 AM
    I had been wanting to do this but just wanted to do this for the cosmetics reasons but when i found it it saves water and i will be making a difference in the world and saving water i went ahead and did it and im proud of it.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    betsy myers 4/24/2019 6:35 AM
    Well with smaller portions, frequent meals and exercise i managed to lose some weight and feel like i have endless energy. I will keep doing this even after the challenge is over.