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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Bonnie Scott

Across the Waters

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 619 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    38
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    44
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Bonnie's Actions

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Bonnie Scott 10/24/2018 10:57 AM
    Challenge was easy because i believed in what i did.  Wish i could have chosen more things to do to bring points to my team

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    Bonnie Scott 10/24/2018 10:55 AM
    Challenge was easy because i believe in what i did.  
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Bonnie Scott 10/15/2018 4:36 PM
    Outdoors is real. Trees. Weeds.  Flowers.  Birds. Clouds.   All of that is real, made by nature not people.    Being away from artificial, manufactured objects makes me feell where i belong in the world. I feel real too.



  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Bonnie Scott 10/08/2018 12:18 PM
    Buying fruit and vegetables individually instead of going for a quantity discount by buying 3# pre-bagged
  • 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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    Bonnie Scott 10/06/2018 1:22 PM
    This is a hard one.  I reflected upon this and wrote my reflections but then decided I need to reflect some more before publishing it.
  • 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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    Bonnie Scott 10/05/2018 4:01 PM
    Let’s see-  with a cucumber that’s easy.  Head of lettuce, just chop,the core into bits and toss it in the salad.  Does it count if you use the core to start a new plant?  Tha’s what I do with celery and the rest goes in the salad.   Soup is a good way to use every bit of the vegetable although I seldom cook soup in this hot weather.  

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    Bonnie Scott 10/05/2018 1:49 PM
    We are getting ready for a big beach cleanup this weekend, with participants flying over from Grand Cayman.  Expecting lots of people includingbTurtle Watch Cayman BRAC members and thevGirl Guides  if we get rained out tomorrow, we will work twice as hard Sunday. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Bonnie Scott 10/02/2018 6:38 AM
    I’ve tried to reduce single-use plastic by bringing metal straws with me and plastic containers for leftovers.  I have fabric bags for shopping.  If I am only buying a handful of items, I refuse the bag and just carry the items by hand to my car.  What I sometimes remember to do is bring my own cup for to-go coffee.    I need to speak up at restaurants and ask them to stop automatically bringing straws.   
  • 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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    Bonnie Scott 9/30/2018 9:14 AM
    Having two rescue dogs helps add to the zero waste.   Vegetable and fruit trimmings not eaten by the rescue rehabbing native parrot go to the soldier crabs. We send zero food waste to the dum