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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Chad Bartlett

Sustainable Saints

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 362 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    24
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Chad's Actions

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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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    Chad Bartlett 10/10/2018 4:32 PM
    Yes, food is one kind of medicine.  We still need doctors, conventional medicine, but diet should become a larger focus within the medical profession and throughout the culture.  
  • 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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    Chad Bartlett 10/10/2018 4:31 PM
    The better and cheaper the options, the faster we might get their.  Current subsidies to corn and other crops probably don't help.  
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Chad Bartlett 10/10/2018 4:29 PM
    Outdoor time is proven to have positive impacts on psychology and a connection to the broader world.  This doesn't mean some people don't still need anti-depressants. That is an oversimplified meme/argument.  However, connection to nature can foster appreciation, mental well-being, and perhaps a sense of responsibility outside oneself. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

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    Chad Bartlett 10/10/2018 4:28 PM
    Perhaps some day, but perhaps not just yet.  We are closing in on famine and severe absolute poverty.  I think we could feed the world with organic in the next couple decades.
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How can we start shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one?

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    Chad Bartlett 10/10/2018 4:26 PM
    Many still equate protein and meat, and some think of meat as culture, as something that goes with their heritage and way of life.