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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Carol Drury

La Crosse County

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Carol's Actions


Needs Vs. Wants

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



Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

One-Time Action


Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.




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



Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

One-Time Action


  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Carol Drury 10/15/2018 7:47 AM
    When we are thankful for what we have and what we have been given, we realize that we are part of a larger system that goes beyond the boundaries of where we are. By focusing on being thankful for others and what they do, we take focus off of ourselves and work to make the world better for those that are in it and that we are thankful for.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Carol Drury 10/08/2018 6:38 AM
    As a family with both parents that work and kids in activities, we often buy food that we think will get ate, but ends up being wasted. We are starting to be more mindful and planning meals for the week and weekend. Buying less of items so that they get ate up and sticking to recipes and meal plans. Week 1 went very well. We will see if this keeps up. Trying to get creative with leftovers is also tricky, so will try being more creative that way as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Carol Drury 10/08/2018 6:29 AM
    As we head into fall and winter, I am considering my indoor gardening options to have fresh produce items year round. An indoor, windowsill, herb garden was the perfect way to start.