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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Tabetha Adams

200 West Adams

"Getting out of my comfort zone to help the planet! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 599 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    190
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    190
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    38
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Tabetha's Actions

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 120 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 10 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Tabetha Adams 10/25/2018 7:31 AM
    Overall I think it went pretty well. I'm used to commuting by public transit, but having to think of three things I'm grateful everyday was really uplifting. I also went through a bunch of the stuff I didn't need at my house. I also saved money trying to decide if they were things I needed or wanted. Honestly, the Vegan thing was the hardest for me. My roommate also participated eating vegan with me, we definitely ordered a meat lovers pizza last night. Haha. It's not a lifestyle that I could keep up with, but it was eyeopening about how many things contain meat or dairy that I have never thought about before. 

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    Tabetha Adams 10/24/2018 8:06 AM
    I am thankful for this experience, all the time I spent organizing for winter, and for the meat lovers pizza I'm ordering for dinner tonight. <3

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    Tabetha Adams 10/18/2018 12:09 PM
    Love having this to push me to go through my apartment and get rid of unnecessary items. #fallcleaning 

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    Tabetha Adams 10/16/2018 8:38 AM
    Only a little over a week left! 

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    Tabetha Adams 10/15/2018 9:36 AM
    Getting to check out Jackson Park this weekend was great! Got to learn a lot of about Chicago History and it's beautiful! <3 Love this city!

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    Tabetha Adams 10/04/2018 1:18 PM
    I never realized how many things have milk in them until I started reading packages. I'm staying strong though! 

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    Tabetha Adams 10/02/2018 2:23 PM
    I'm so excited to start this tomorrow! Is everybody ready?!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

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    Tabetha Adams 10/02/2018 2:19 PM
    Overall I believe it has to do with caring about the health of these communities. Food deserts are usually in urban low income areas and people do not have the access to fresh nutritious food or they cannot afford to purchase these foods. Giving people access to either stores that have these products or even using urban gardening and teaching people how to grow their own food are both actions that I have seen being  taken in the south side of Chicago. The pricing is the issue though, they placed a whole foods in the Englewood neighborhood, but it's so overpriced that it isn't really helping the situation. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Tabetha Adams 10/02/2018 7:42 AM
    I mostly think that it is a cultural thing. I grew up in the midwest and every meal had meat, potatoes, and a vegetable. With growing up with that and people not being exposed to diverse diets or food I think they become a bit closed minded. I am really excited to try eating strictly vegan for a few weeks. I have previously worked at a vegan focused restaurant, but I never cut dairy and everything completely from my diet. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

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    Tabetha Adams 10/02/2018 7:39 AM
    Start thinking before purchasing items, start having a need vs want mentality. Going through my items and donating items in good conditions to local shelters.