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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Brittany Clarke

WIL - Mother Earth

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 708 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    613
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    37
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    87
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    being mindful

Brittany 's 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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 30 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 10 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Brittany Clarke 4/21/2021 1:36 PM
    I have been inviting my mom on walks with me and it allows us to have distraction free time together. It is really enjoyable and something I look forward to. 
  • 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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    Brittany Clarke 4/21/2021 1:34 PM
    Smaller portions can help you be mindful with how full you are. Ultimately it can reduce your caloric intake and help with weight control. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Brittany Clarke 4/21/2021 1:32 PM
    My experience has changed mainly by me recognizing how much I'm eating. Often times when I eat with the TV on, I finish my entire meal before I realize it. Mindful eating helps me with portion control and enjoying the food. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn about 'Green Gentrification'
    Cities and towns need to plan for climate change. How can your city or town make its climate action plans equitable and socially just?

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    Brittany Clarke 4/08/2021 9:53 AM
    Although downtown Austin has been doing this, the suburbs can starting adding more electric car charging stations. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Brittany Clarke 4/08/2021 9:52 AM
    Typically when I purchase clothing, I try to make sure that it is from a women or black owned business. One trick that helps is on Amazon, you can pick what type of company you want to buy from. In Amazon you can go to the "Meet the Business Owners" page and select any option including "Woman-owned". 

    • Constance Fullerton's avatar
      Constance Fullerton 4/12/2021 1:17 PM
      I didn't know that -- great share on Meet the Business Owners. 

    • Lisa Bartek's avatar
      Lisa Bartek 4/08/2021 10:56 AM
      Thats a great idea! I never even thought about filtering it. Im going to try that next time I buy something! Thanks for the tip!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Brittany Clarke 4/08/2021 9:43 AM
    Meat is typically more expensive because of the resources it takes to produce and process the animal. Animals consume an extremely large amount of food and water, which drives up the price. The cattle industry alone emits more CO2 than cars. This has a negative impact on humans, other animals and just the planet as a whole. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Brittany Clarke 4/08/2021 9:38 AM
    I like supporting my local community by buying from vendors from my area. I would prefer to buy from someone in Austin versus a national distributor.