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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Saul Chessin

EcoINL

"To make environmental consequences a high priority value, such that each decision that I make will consider the environmental impact."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 301 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    405
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Saul's Actions

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 30 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Saul Chessin 10/18/2018 7:19 AM
    If you care about climate change, and I believe we all should care very much, then consider the impact of your diet...the choice you make at least three times every day. I've been a vegetarian/vegan for 30 years, and I love it. I can't imagine eating any other way, with all the amazing plant-based meals, which are not only delicious, but I know that (1) they are good for my health, (2) have a lower impact on the environment, and (3) no animals need to suffer to feed me. Please read this article: https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/18/health/plant-based-diet-climate-change-food-drayer/index.html
      

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Saul Chessin 10/17/2018 3:22 PM
    I enjoy my food more; I eat more slowly; I appreciate the time and effort that has gone into preparation of the meal; I interact with my family more and converse about the day, and things to come.
  • 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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    Saul Chessin 10/17/2018 3:19 PM
    Everything from my garden is hard to give up (e.g., tomatoes, greens, herbs, eggplant, peppers, etc.). However, I've been trying hard to prepare and freeze as much as I can from my garden to make it last through the next season.

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    Saul Chessin 10/08/2018 11:53 AM

    Quite some time ago, I committed to never using to go cups when visiting coffee shops. If I forget to bring my reusable to go container, then I don't get to have coffee out and about. It's amazing how good I've become at remembering my to go container. The other option is to only have coffee in the shop when they serve in washable ceramic mugs, etc.