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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Stephanie Rischard

Lucky's Market

"Live and love this Earth every day"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 590 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted

Stephanie's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 15 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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/23/2019 11:45 AM
    I wanted to do some research today regarding one of my favorite foods groups...cheese.  I am huge fan of all things cheese, but there is something to say about those lovely goat products out there so I dug around for information on Cypress Grove today.  Mary Keehn is the founder of Cypress Grove and the creator of one of my favorite cheeses, the Humboldt Fog.  Mary's adventure started off with two goats...then more goats..which meant a lot of milk and a newfound passion for making cheese.  The business has now been around since the 80s and they are 'American Humane Certified'.  Cheese please.  

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/22/2019 11:01 AM
    Today I completed an online energy audit of my home.  It's helpful to see the energy usage breakdown and no surprise to me that the majority of our household usage is dedicated to AC.  We have not had many cool days here on the Gulf Coast.  Since we don't own our home it's a little tough to contribute to all the possible ways of saving, but I do feel that I spend an unnecessary amount of time running certain appliances like the laptop and television.  I have a couple of books that I haven't finished reading yet...I think it might be nice to pick them up again and keep the digital entertainment to a minimum at the end of the day.   

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/19/2019 7:04 AM
    I spent some time researching one of my favorite local vendors today.  Made with love in Sarasota, Sharon Juraszek is seen frequently at our store stocking her cultured veggie products under the name 'Fermentlicious'.  When she's not seen at Lucky's she sells at our Farmer's Market every Saturday in addition to other cafes, restaurants, and small markets in Sarasota.  One of my favorite products of hers is the 'Sacred Seed', but I am a huge fan of sauerkraut as it is.  What I find unique about her fermentation business is Sharon's ayurvedic approach.  She creates her ferments with intent to heal by way of raw, organic products, locally sourced as often as possible.  Consuming fermented foods is known to improve digestion, immunity, energy, and mood to call out just a few!

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/18/2019 8:25 AM
    I try to start my days off with a smoothie.  Today's has almond milk, banana, date, cacao, maca powder, cinnamon,  and cayenne pepper.  I love the kick of the cayenne - I feel that it gives me an extra pep alongside my morning cup of coffee.  Cayenne stimulates the circulatory system and pairs well with the sweetness of the other ingredients.  
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/17/2019 7:00 AM
    I feel more relaxed and happy when I am surrounded by plants.  It feels good to nurture and appreciate something that is living on a different frequency.  I have read that plants reduce anxiety.  Indoor plants can improve the household environment by air cleaning toxins that may be in your household.  I am grateful for having a lovely yard to introduce more plants to, but I would like to try to introduce more plants inside my home as well.  I just moved 4 of my cacti outside.  I miss having them inside, but my kitties spent too much time digging into the soil and rubbing their faces on the spines.  This is why we can't have nice things. 

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/17/2019 6:50 AM
    During the challenge so far I have planted a celosia, 3 pineapples, and an angel trumpet tree in my yard.  The angel trumpet looked in pretty rough shape when we got her last week, but is just starting to show new growth! 

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/17/2019 5:43 AM
    This morning's juice of choice is full of kale, spinach, parsley, cilantro, cucumber, and celery.  It's got quite a bite that I think would balance well with lemon, apple, or ginger next time.  

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/12/2019 7:44 AM
    Today I decided to research one of our woman-owned business partners, Brooke Henzel, owner and chef of Vegan Heavenly Delights.  She started her nut-based cheesecake treat business as a way to promote a healthy plant-based lifestyle for herself and to share with others.  Starting off small, she now has product currently in 18 Lucky's stores in the FL region as well as other 'green markets' across Florida.  Woohoo!
  • 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?

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/11/2019 4:29 AM
    One thing that I am proud of in my household is the amount of purchased paper products that we have reduced over the years.  We have a cabinet full of shop towels that we use instead of paper towels.  Before recycling junk mail, I use the envelopes or any empty space as notepaper in my office.  I have been using my phone more frequently for notes as well, like my grocery list!  If everyone adopted small changes, it could mean something great for our future.  

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      Stephanie Rischard 4/18/2019 8:28 AM
      Heck yes!  Thanks Sarah, I will have to check out the app.

    • Sarah Greengross's avatar
      Sarah Greengross 4/14/2019 9:13 AM
      I have an app called “Wunderlist” that I use for groceries, appointments, etc. Paperless, and you still get that satisfaction of ticking off a box!  

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    Stephanie Rischard 4/11/2019 4:17 AM
    Starting the day off feelin' green with 'The Assunta' smoothie - apples, lemon juice, kale, spinach, banana, and kiwi!