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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Ingvill Kaasin Montgomery

Zero Waste PDX

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 387 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.0
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning

Ingvill's Actions

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support A Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 40 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

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    Ingvill Kaasin Montgomery 10/06/2018 8:46 PM
    I try to delay purchases, to make sure I really need it. 
  • 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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    Ingvill Kaasin Montgomery 10/05/2018 10:59 PM
    I think part of the problem is that here people eat a lot of meat with each meal. Instead of buying 1 lb of meat for a meal, I have started buying 1/2lb of meat. So more of each meal is plant based. But we are still eating some meat. In some cultures, the meat is more like garnish. It's not the main thing on the plate. I like that approach. 

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    Ingvill Kaasin Montgomery 10/05/2018 10:48 PM
    I made dinner that called for canned butternut squash today. But instead of using canned butternut squash, I cooked one. No packaging! : ) 

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    Ingvill Kaasin Montgomery 10/05/2018 10:46 PM
    Instead of ordering a book on Amazon, a mom in my local Mom FB Group had one that I'm borrowing. Not super organized sharing-economy, but still... I think that counts ; ) 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Ingvill Kaasin Montgomery 10/04/2018 1:59 PM
    I want to do some picking though!! 


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    Ingvill Kaasin Montgomery 10/04/2018 1:57 PM
    I just canceled the Bi-Mart mailer that has been coming in my mailbox for years (I don't shop there and I'm not a member). Must be fromt he last person who lived here. I'm trying not to beat myself up over not doing it sooner, but rather celebrate that I did it today! Yeay! 

    • Sherry Liptan's avatar
      Sherry Liptan 10/06/2018 9:44 PM
      I get so much junk mail and I just mindlessly recycle it. I want to follow up and stop it at its source. Thanks for the inspiration. 

    • Sasha Pollack's avatar
      Sasha Pollack 10/04/2018 3:43 PM
      Great reminder - I just got one yesterday too!