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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Anastacia Shkan

The Food Fighters

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 156 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning

Anastacia's Actions

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).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Transport Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 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 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 3
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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Anastacia Shkan's avatar
    Anastacia Shkan 4/16/2019 8:54 AM
    I'm participating in this challenge, to make small everyday changes for myself, and for the environment around me. Although I know it's hard to change your habits, its important to ensure we save our planet. It's been a fun (and sometimes frustrating) challenge to make me look at food and transportation in a new light.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Anastacia Shkan 4/16/2019 8:50 AM
    Finding that using a smaller plate and eating smaller portions more often, lead me to feel fuller quicker. I also cut out added sugars and started to eat more fruits and vegetables. Not only do I feel satisfied, but my clothes are fitting better too!
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women? Can you share any past experiences that may help others take action?

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    Anastacia Shkan 4/03/2019 5:36 PM
    I've helped support a woman owned business within my business. Truly Good Foods was founded and is run by women. Supporting women helps build a stronger sense of community and communication. Being able to lift each other up and show support, helps to become a strong front for any workforce