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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Vivian Okwuagwu

WSP USA

"Collective consumer actions can help reshape broader systems of production, distribution and disposal. We influence and change the polices and structures guiding resource use."

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  • 0 This Week
  • 251 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Vivian's Actions

Land Use

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will donate to The Nature Conservancy, which works with Indigenous Peoples to secure land tenure and resource rights, support improved governance and local institutions, assist in natural resource mapping, planning and management; and strengthen livelihoods and sustainable economic development.

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Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 14
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  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Vivian Okwuagwu 4/30/2019 12:04 PM
    Human economic activity, urban development and population growth will continue, even as local/global conservation efforts expand. Balance is critical so we can we can advance both sustainability practices and human development.

    An example of balance is shifting how/where food is produced, in such a way that people can get better nutrition from food grown locally, while land/water resources are conserved, and carbon emissions from trucking are reduced.

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    Vivian Okwuagwu 4/24/2019 7:09 AM
    It's been interesting watching so many people take actions, large and small, towards a shared goal. I took the opportunity to learn more about land use and food sustainability, and will put that knowledge to use.
  • 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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    Vivian Okwuagwu 4/17/2019 12:50 PM
    Cooking fires that rely on solid fuels (wood, animal dung, charcoal, crop wastes and coal) emit particulate matter which increasing the risk of respiratory illnesses and are climate warming pollutants. This is also true of stoves that burn diesel and kerosene.
    Black carbon is a serious quality of life and social equity issue, which can be addressed by helping households upgrading to more efficient cooking stoves.