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October 3 - October 24, 2018
Robin Walden's avatar

Robin Walden

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 438 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Robin's 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

    Robin Walden's avatar
    Robin Walden 10/24/2018 10:37 AM
    I think for a lot of people it's just habit; it's the way they've always eaten. It will take a lot of education to get Americans to shift their eating habits away from a sugary, processed, meat-based diet. I definitely see more people realizing that the "typical" American diet is actually very unhealthy. As more people change their eating habits and lose weight, hopefully family members and friends will see the results and change their eating habits as well.