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October 3 - October 24, 2018

Slow Food Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Emily Cross's avatar
    Emily Cross 11/01/2018 1:33 PM
    I enjoyed this challenge! It motivated me to cook more at home, and to try more meatless meals. I liked having all these resources, learning about all kinds of organizations, and learning new things about food sovereignty. It was encouraging to see so many people working towards the same goal of overall sustainability. I wish I could've completed MM omore challenges and worked with others in person, but I thought it was a good start.

  • Marianne Greco's avatar
    Marianne Greco 10/26/2018 1:12 PM
    This challenge gave me optimism. Knowing caring people are out there in the thousands was a powerful boost to my own personal efforts. And I learned so much from the folks that read, researched, and reflected during these few weeks. Onward!

  • Marianne Greco's avatar
    Marianne Greco 10/25/2018 2:03 PM
    I considered myself an ECO pro before I started this challenge, but I learned so much and networked with several fantastic local and national organization I didn't know about. I already contacted a local food rescue group in my area that is mitigating a food desert less than 5 miles from where I live. Thanks for all the resources compiled for this challenge. I feel like I just took, in three intense weeks, the most important and relevant college course ever.
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Monica Martin's avatar
    Monica Martin 10/24/2018 6:55 PM
    I can certainly vote for them when they are on the agenda. I could start improving bus stops in my neighborhood in order to draw attention to them and maybe get the local media to cover the story. This would at least help to build awareness. I can call/email/text my elected officials and request that we continue to pursue alternative transportation in my city and state.
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

    Marcia Asari's avatar
    Marcia Asari 10/24/2018 6:23 PM
    I found a car mechanic shop that accepts used cooking oil.  They centrifuge it and use it to heat the building in the winter.  I wish more places would find resourceful ways to recycle.  It can be a big benefit, not just an obligation.
    Nature Forage for My Food
    Amongst the motivations for foraging are: a source of food; means of income; connecting with nature; cultural tradition; or transmitting "local ecological knowledge, and a means for stewarding local and native plant populations" (McLain et al. 2012, 13). Which of these would be your chief motivation and why?

    Marcia Asari's avatar
    Marcia Asari 10/24/2018 6:22 PM
    I enjoy becoming familiarity my local environment. It is neat to find a plant and watch it grow from week to week. I also enjoy learning about native species and what adaptations they have to give them an edge in their environment.  Finding something I can eat is fun!  I hope to pass this knowledge on to my children.

  • Eleanor Hucker's avatar
    Eleanor Hucker 10/24/2018 5:27 PM
    Thanks to Slow Food for making me aware of this program - I am already looking forward to participating next year, even to possibly recruiting a team!
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Emily Cross's avatar
    Emily Cross 10/24/2018 5:01 PM
    Good! Purchase less to begin with, repurpose or buy second hand
    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?

    Emily Cross's avatar
    Emily Cross 10/24/2018 5:00 PM
    We think protein is the most important thing in a meal. We value cheap meat, that fills up rather than quality. Beginning to add little steps, like one meatless meal, by encouring people to look at the health benefits.
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

    Emily Cross's avatar
    Emily Cross 10/24/2018 4:58 PM
       It brings food back to the people. Local ownership of the food system was common in the past, but in the modern age our food is controlled by fewer maga corporations. It gives power back to the people, of something that is essential to life.