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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Brian Norman


Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 385 Total

Participant Impact

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

Brian's Actions


Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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



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.



Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 20 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

One-Time Action


Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

One-Time Action


  • 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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    Brian Norman 4/08/2019 8:40 PM
    Don't waste much food - peelings from Vegetables along with Banana skins, Avocado and   tangerine skins, as well as a few apple cores.   Burnt about  1/2 cup of cooked oat grouts (like porridge) had to add them to the green bin.  Reminds me I should set the timer   
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Brian Norman 4/08/2019 8:33 PM
    One of the options I am trying is having a big salad every day with a lot uf coloured vegetables:  Purple cabbage,  carrots, capiscum (red peppers). broccoli,. spinach,  shallots, and a little goat cheese   ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS    
  • 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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    Brian Norman 4/03/2019 2:05 PM
    Whenn America was Formed, the Gun was the tool they used to conquer the land, and decimate the herds of buffalo and other animals.  Also provided room to raise catle and herd them to the local markets.   People got ised to eating meat, and this habit has expanded to encompass all forms of meat from the steaks etc diwn to the Burgers.  With the rise of franchising this wat of life sprad widely in the US and has gone on to other countries.  In conjuncton with highly refined foods  this had a huge impact on US choices of "nutrition"     It is only recently that we arebeginning to understand the detrimental effect this has had on our health.   At the present , in spite of all the thinking and bad habits  that we have fallen into, there is a great movement to understand he best way forward, and I feel we are making progress toward a more healthy lifestyle which doies not include animal products. 

    • Andrea Stephens's avatar
      Andrea Stephens 4/06/2019 7:16 PM
      Completely agree! 
      Glad to see our federal government is finally leading by example in this area by releasing a new Canadian Food Guide which truly speaks the truth about healthy eating ideals'