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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Susanne Gallivan

HP Boise

"Take the challenge, walk the path and go green!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 287 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    22
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Susanne's Actions

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 10 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

    Susanne Gallivan's avatar
    Susanne Gallivan 10/18/2018 2:36 PM
    I think there are many factors that contribute to people in North America eating a lot of meat including US history of cowboys, ranching and available land for cattle; fast-food/instant gratification culture and the fact that meat generally has more calories by weight than vegetables/fruits so takes less time to eat to get the same amount of calories;and meat industry advertising and advocacy.  Shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one involves educating about the health risks and environmental costs of meat consumption and for stores and restaurants to increase the healthy plant-based options on their menus.

    • Randi Braunwalder's avatar
      Randi Braunwalder 10/21/2018 4:14 PM
      I bought a Forks over Knives magazine / cookbook during this challenge; happy to share recipes with you!