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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Daniel Reinholz

Chapel Hill High School

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 330 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    51
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Daniel's Actions

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

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Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 10 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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?

    Daniel Reinholz's avatar
    Daniel Reinholz 4/03/2019 12:52 PM
    Many indigenous North Americans did not eat a meat heavy diet. Many indigenous peoples foods consisted primarily of plants.  During colonization as a further means of dehumanizing indigenous people colonists were encouraged to view their diet of meat and dairy as superior. The line of thinking was if indigenous people ate the same grains and plants as cattle then they were less evolved and "savage" and at best required the "benevolence" of colonial rule or at worst should be treated as slaves or murdered outright. This along with other race stereotypes like skin color and body shape aided the spread of prejudice, genocide and control of land and labor. One can easily see how these ideas of dehumanization and racism could be passed down and extrapolated on through the years. One example can be seen in cinema and writings romanticizing the cowboy herding cattle to the slaughter while defending themselves against the vilified indigenous evildoer. You'd be hard pressed to find any steakhouse that doesn't in some way play into this narrative. 

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    Daniel Reinholz 4/01/2019 1:36 PM
    I'm coming up on two years this May eating only plant based foods. I remember how difficult it can be starting out trying to find meat/dairy alternatives and plant based recipes. Feel free to message if you'd like any information I've gathered. For example, here is a list of vegan items sold at Trader Joe's: https://www.traderjoes.com/dietary-lists/vegan

    • Caitlin Flanagan's avatar
      Caitlin Flanagan 4/01/2019 2:14 PM
      This is awesome! There is so much great stuff at Trader Joe's and this list is will be very helpful for myself and others going plant-based during the challenge!