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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Andrea Kelley

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 152 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning

Andrea's Actions

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 5 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Andrea Kelley 10/05/2018 1:05 PM
    What ever I do not use can also go into compost for the soil later. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Andrea Kelley 10/05/2018 12:46 PM
    I think our families choices align well -but do need to pay attention to the places where we purchase our fish are from more diligently.
  • 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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    Andrea Kelley 10/04/2018 10:02 AM
    Contributing more in helping others, as well as my family, eat and live well. Use the "extra money" in ways to use more efficient products and services to help the environment (survive better for generations to come).