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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Emily R.

A Cleaner Texas

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 237 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Emily's Actions

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Emily R.'s avatar
    Emily R. 3/29/2019 5:47 AM
    Reduce food waste and overall consumption of (needless) consumer goods. Reuse packaging containers (i.e. glass, metal tins, plastic containers). Refuse to buy products that I know cause more harm than good. Whether that be in the manufacturing process or how the impact the environment when tossed in landfills. Repair items rather than replace them.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Emily R.'s avatar
    Emily R. 3/29/2019 5:39 AM
    Knowing to differentiate between these terms will help in buying products, but also in minimizing food waste.