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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jaclyn Bolden

WIL - Mother Earth

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 499 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    415
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    133
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    32
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Jaclyn's Actions

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Earth Month Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jaclyn Bolden 4/08/2021 6:11 AM
    You're doing great team! Keep up the great work! 

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    Jaclyn Bolden 4/01/2021 8:59 AM
    I feel as if I can make a small change within our ecosystem. If I am able to do so, and drive others to do so, we can turn this into a bigger change for impact. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Keep Track of Wasted Food
    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. How would you rather use this money?

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    Jaclyn Bolden 3/25/2021 12:41 PM
    I would rather use this money to donate canned goods to a local charity or to people in need. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Jaclyn Bolden 3/25/2021 12:39 PM
    Losing weight will be a large benefit to this. I won't have the mindset that I need to finish my whole plate when it is way too big for me to finish without being overstuffed. This will also cause me to make less of whatever dinner is that day, knowing that we may be eating less than what we were previously. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Jaclyn Bolden 3/25/2021 12:36 PM
    On my daily walks I tend to notice the little things, such as squirrels running around in the leaves, of the sound of a woodpecker pecking against a tree in the distance. I have enjoyed forcing myself to slow down and take some time to myself. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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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    Jaclyn Bolden 3/25/2021 12:32 PM
    Instead of peeling things like potatoes, just wash them and cut them whole. This will make me use the skin of the potato rather than it going to waste.