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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Kim Jackson

EcoINL

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 517 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    21
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended

Kim's Actions

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY 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.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Kim Jackson 10/11/2018 6:16 AM
    Had a conversation with a coworker about using a reusable mug for her coffee!

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    Kim Jackson 10/10/2018 6:32 AM

    This challenge is helping me be more mindful of my actions and how they impact others/animals/the environment. I've started passing on some of the reminders to my kids and they have started getting into a routine of shutting of lights/electronics when they leave a room or the house. They turn the water off when they are brushing their teeth and don't let it run when not using it during doing dishes. They've even started thinking about food waste. We have fruit trees and they have been feeling sad about the wasted fruit that rots on the ground.

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    Kim Jackson 10/08/2018 11:39 AM
    I took my kids on a walk on a trail near my house. I didn't realize it was there so it was a new experience to us. The leaves were so beautiful and the kids really loved it.

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    Kim Jackson 10/08/2018 11:38 AM
    After starting this challenge, I think of every straw I get. So, today I purchased some reusable straws. Now, I just have to remember to take them with me.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Kim Jackson 10/08/2018 11:36 AM
    In my area, there are wind farms and electricity generated by dams. These options have pros and cons.
  • 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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    Kim Jackson 10/04/2018 6:23 AM
    I think wide open farmland and accessibility to resources such as water and food for livestock contributes to NA eating more meat. The industry started focusing more on large farms instead of smaller produce farms. Most suburban homes have yards large enough for gardens and I believe it's a good start if more people would grow some of their own food.

  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

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    Kim Jackson 10/03/2018 12:31 PM
    I believe organic farming should be utilized world-wide. I know the benefits to using pesticides. I also know the dangers of pesticides. The dangers far outweigh the benefits.
  • 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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    Kim Jackson 10/03/2018 11:28 AM
    I have always had this as a goal, but this week I actually made two meals and then we had leftovers the next day. I made them in advance and I was super happy to not have to cook the whole meal when I got home from work.
  • 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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    Kim Jackson 9/26/2018 6:38 AM
    I made chili last night with all whole foods ingredients. It was so good. And I felt good about what I was feeding my family. The cilantro even came from my garden. I love to support locally grown food as well. I'd much rather have benefits upfront than to pay a doctor later on.

    • Veronika Vazhnik's avatar
      Veronika Vazhnik 9/26/2018 7:56 AM
      Hi Kim, it is wonderful that you started with the whole foods diet already! I hope you enjoy it all through the challenge.