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October 3 - October 24, 2018
izabela szeremeta's avatar

izabela szeremeta

200 West Adams

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 128 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    pounds
    waste composted

izabela's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 5 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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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?

    izabela szeremeta's avatar
    izabela szeremeta 9/19/2018 2:12 PM
    For my living situation, a plot of land would be the best way to garden. During winter a windowsill garden would be great for herbs!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    izabela szeremeta's avatar
    izabela szeremeta 9/19/2018 2:08 PM
    North America has an abundance of meat products and the majority of the population can afford it, meat products can be expensive in other countries so people consume less. The best way to shift from a meat-focused culture is to increase prices and demand will go down.

    • Marianne Greco's avatar
      Marianne Greco 9/19/2018 2:50 PM
      So true, Izabela. Meat prices are kept artificially low by many bad gov't policies and business practices.  Removing subsidies and incentive for meat producers and replacing them with subsidies to consumers organic foods, plant proteins, and education... and better access to them as well.