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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Barbara Alexander

Port of Portland

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 260 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5.0
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6.0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Barbara's Actions

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Barbara Alexander 10/24/2018 11:26 AM
    I like potato skins so that will be easy! I think that it will be harder for the vegetables that are bitter on the stalk, maybe make mustard or a tart chutney?
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally, what would be the hardest for you to give up?

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    Barbara Alexander 10/24/2018 11:24 AM
    strawberries! berries of all kinds! But, frozen or canned is better than nothing!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Barbara Alexander 10/24/2018 11:23 AM
    I have been using reusable for over 20 years, long before they were cool, when I was in college and needed to save money. I think I have kept at least 365 x 20 years x 3 cups a day = 21900 cups!! WOW!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Barbara Alexander 10/24/2018 11:20 AM
    I do all, it is important, and I love knowing I am keeping things out of the landfill!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

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    Barbara Alexander 10/24/2018 11:18 AM
    I think that I feel healthier by increasing my fruit and vegetable intake!