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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Marcy Easton

BDI

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 511 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    39
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    18
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    16
    pounds
    waste composted

Marcy's Actions

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 3 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Marcy Easton 10/12/2018 7:46 AM
    I want to spend more time reflecting on the lessons and joys of each day. I have a wonderful, grounding morning practice of gratitude and prayer. I think I would benefit from prioritizing my evening practice, as well. They say it is easier to meditate in the morning than in the evening and I find that is true for me.
  • 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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    Marcy Easton 10/11/2018 7:29 AM
    Changing habits can be difficult. When I get into the habit of planning to have a clean reusable beverage vessel, it's easy. If I head to the coffee shop without my coffee cup in hand, I usually realize it after taking only a few steps. It feels really good to reuse things, instead of creating trash. If I forget to bring a reusable coffee cup, I might borrow one or decide not to get coffee. Or, sometimes I accept that I am creating trash and I remember that I'm only one step away from a good choice. :)
  • 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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    Marcy Easton 10/09/2018 7:22 AM
    I would much rather pay for, enjoy, and be nourished by whole foods than eat processed food-like products that leave me feeling unwell and cause health problems. Carrots are crunchy sweet! Freshly cooked pinto beans are like candy! Nature provides everything that we need.

    • Claire Malmstrom's avatar
      Claire Malmstrom 10/10/2018 2:11 PM
      It is amazing when you stop eating processed, sugar-laden foods that the whole foods are so much more flavorful and delicious!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

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    Marcy Easton 10/03/2018 7:59 AM
    Much of our waste can be composted. I am beginning to choose lunch options that come in compostable containers, instead of containers that have to be thrown in the trash. Our local commercial compost program creates compost that is available for retail sale. Love Food Not Waste!