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October 3 - October 24, 2018

Sustainable Saints 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?

  • Jason Stiffler's avatar
    Jason Stiffler 10/24/2018 6:18 PM
    Had fun doing the Eco thing with every one. See you all back here next year!
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

    Kimberly Applin's avatar
    Kimberly Applin 10/24/2018 6:09 PM
    I only make engough food for that meal.  Try to take the leftovers to work next day.

  • Holly DeGrow's avatar
    Holly DeGrow 10/24/2018 5:04 PM
    Hey, this challenge was fun! I had hoped to have more time but October is a tough month for me. Still, it was good to be mindful about food and media consumption... the busier we get, the less mindful we get about these specific things. 
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

    Holly DeGrow's avatar
    Holly DeGrow 10/24/2018 5:03 PM
    Well, I’m not too good at this, but it’s important for me to regularly go to the dentist, as that is my main health issue. I try to get better sleep, not stress so much about work, take time to hang out with friends, and do a little reading every night before bed. 

  • Jenn Kirkpatrick's avatar
    Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/24/2018 12:37 PM
    I attended a workshop today and got almost 1/2 of the materials electronically. 

  • Jenn Kirkpatrick's avatar
    Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/24/2018 12:28 PM
    While attending a workshop today, I was able to get about 1/2 of the materials electronically.

  • Kenny Mendoza's avatar
    Kenny Mendoza 10/24/2018 11:40 AM
    Last day! Let’s do it MHCC! 
    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?

    Taylor Griffith's avatar
    Taylor Griffith 10/24/2018 11:08 AM
    I would rather put this money back into savings and invest it into a savings account with a high earning interest rate.
    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?

    Taylor Griffith's avatar
    Taylor Griffith 10/24/2018 11:05 AM
    If you're using apples and peeling them, you can freeze the skins for later. Carrot tops are good for making a pesto sauce. Anything citrus you can use the peels to make marmalade or zests.  
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

    Taylor Griffith's avatar
    Taylor Griffith 10/24/2018 10:58 AM
    There are so many fruits and vegetables. Natural selection is a great way for farmers to  weed out crops with  bad Gene's so that future yields will be able to. withstand the environments.