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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Nancy Sandell

UVDrawdown

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 343 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Nancy's Actions

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY 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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

    Nancy Sandell's avatar
    Nancy Sandell 4/13/2019 12:49 PM
    It's not just about the money for me. It's about redistributing food so everyone has enough to eat. Perhaps some of the money I save could go toward that. I will say that keeping this log has made me more aware of what's in my refrigerator, and has motivated me to use it up, throw the last bit of broccoli into the pasta dish, etc.

    • Evelyn (lyn) Swett's avatar
      Evelyn (lyn) Swett 4/15/2019 7:34 AM
      Nancy - - Isn't it interesting to keep a log of your actions? I find it humbling and inspiring. Sometimes it just takes a nudge to shift a behavior. Pasta is one of my favorite dishes for cleaning out the fridge! Have a great week. Cheers!