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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Lucy Streeby

One Stone

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 213 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Lucy's 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

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 20 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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Lucy Streeby 4/04/2019 11:11 AM
    Knowing that I am eating fresh food is probably the the main advantage of this challenge but I also feel like it helps build a stronger community, which is a nice bonus. 
  • 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?

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    Lucy Streeby 4/04/2019 11:09 AM
    Knowing the difference between these three dates will empower me be less wasteful and stay at ease when I am worried about getting sick by something that is "expired."
  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Lucy Streeby 4/04/2019 11:08 AM
    One of the reasons I am most motivated to change my behavior regarding food waste is that composting is a natural fertilizer that will take the place of several chemicals that farmers use on crops.
  • 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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    Lucy Streeby 4/04/2019 10:55 AM
    I think that the most effective way I can incorporate the "R's" into my daily life is while at school. I think that this will be hard since I do a lot of mindless action but thinking about starting this is exciting!
  • 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?

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    Lucy Streeby 3/28/2019 1:48 PM
    I think a lot of it has to do with our culture. A lot of people highlight the benefits of eating protein but don't realize that they can find it in so many other foods (quinoa, legumes, nuts, seeds, etc). America as a whole consumes a grotesque amount of meat people aren't aware of the health determents that this can cause. A lot of meat is pumped with antibiotics, growth hormones and contains a lot of cholesterol, all of which lead to inflammation and disease. Reducing the amount of meat that we eat would not only benefit the earth but benefit the American population as a whole. I think if more Americans were aware of this than they might try to take action. 
  • 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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    Lucy Streeby 3/28/2019 1:42 PM
    I think this is defiantly doable for me. I usually grab a big plate at my house but using the smaller ones would be just as good. I never thought about how this could be effective. I'm excited to see if I am able to develop this habit well!

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    Lucy Streeby 3/28/2019 1:35 PM
    Hard to think that if we don't do something this land will be gone:(



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    Lucy Streeby 3/28/2019 1:27 PM
    It really bums me out that Idaho doesn't recycle glass when it's 100% recyclable AND can save sooooo much energy! Let's figure out a way around this. How can we get this glass to a nearby state?

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    Lucy Streeby 3/28/2019 1:18 PM
    Yippee!! I'm so excited!!