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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Melissa Lewis

Starbucks Partners for Sustainability

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Melissa's Actions

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

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Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

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Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

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Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

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Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Melissa Lewis 10/25/2018 8:12 AM
    I have been bothering my husband to plant a garden since we moved in! I have had trouble keeping plants alive but I think I need to just try it out again. We have a raised area in the front yard that currently has a few scattered landscaping plants but  I think would work great as a garden and we would relocate the plants to another area. We have seeds for herbs, fruits, and vegetables - I think we may just need to get them in the ground and let the rain do the work! 
  • 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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    Melissa Lewis 10/25/2018 8:07 AM
    I see that my family wastes food from time to time and I really want to end this by being more diligent with food prepping. In order to do this I will need to plan 3 days at a time and I will only buy the ingredients I need for those meals. What has been an issue for waste is that I create meals with leftovers for the next day, however since there aren't enough leftovers for all three of us we just make another meal and the leftovers go uneaten. I would rather use this money for savings or to help pay down the mortgage.