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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Talie Bocci

West Linn Eco-Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 178 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent learning

Talie's Actions

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

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DAILY ACTION

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 20 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Talie Bocci 10/24/2018 9:13 AM
    The Native People are most affected by environmental degradation and irresponsibility. They are affected by policies and laws that have unfairly oppressed them for hundreds of years. As these people, who have such a close and spiritual relationship with the planet, have been pushed to the margins, they have had to watch their beloved planet get consumed by greed and the desire for profit. If anyone is interested in learning more about day-to-day issues affecting them, read the newspaper https://www.nativetimes.com/ . 

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    Talie Bocci 10/24/2018 9:06 AM
    I only work at the job participating in this challenge two days a week, and those two days are very busy. As such, I didn't have time to address this challenge while at work -- and then I have another job that is equally busy, and two kids, three dogs, etc... I would have liked to be more involved, but I just didn't have the time. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Talie Bocci 10/24/2018 9:03 AM
    There are several factors that affect human health in this region. One significant one that we have experienced periodically is poor air quality exacerbated by wild fires. Not only do they provide serious complications for people with respiratory health issues, but they affect all outdoor activities, which we as Oregonians enthusiastically participate in -- when it's safe to do so.
  • 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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    Talie Bocci 10/24/2018 8:56 AM
    What began as a way to supplement meals with nutritional needs has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry where mass production is key and profit is king. 

    I think a good way to begin shifting away from this focus is to source your food locally whenever possible. The price of meat is more expensive when it's done on a smaller, more environmentally sound scale, which can contribute to buying less (and in return getting a much better value).