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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Kimberly Dempsey-Jones

Climate Action in Dufferin

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 148 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Kimberly'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 1
DAILY ACTION

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 60 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 20 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 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed

  • 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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    Kimberly Dempsey-Jones 4/13/2021 9:43 AM
    This is a way of understanding how much food we actually need to eat. At least a 1/2 plate of yummy locally sourced  veg helps with the idea of clean eating. Modelling this for our kids is also important. 
  • 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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    Kimberly Dempsey-Jones 4/13/2021 9:39 AM
    I have been a vegetarian for more that 25 years. I don’t miss meat. I am raising my family in a flexitarian household. We regularly have meals featuring meat alternatives like beans and tofu. These are just part of my kiddos diet and they don’t feel like they are missing anything. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions 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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    Kimberly Dempsey-Jones 4/12/2021 6:19 AM
    I am surrounded by farms. Knowing where my food is grown, chatting with the farmers who grow it and enjoying delicious produce are all important to me.  Teaching my children about the wonderful local foods, going to the farmers market and trying different recipes are important things we do as a family. 
  • 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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    Kimberly Dempsey-Jones 4/12/2021 6:11 AM
    I am a big fan of supporting local businesses. I frequent those owned by women in the community where I live. The local bookstore, bakery, cheese, chocolate and sandwich joint are all run by women. 

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    Kimberly Dempsey-Jones 4/12/2021 6:09 AM
    Glad to participate in these actions again. We need to do consistently learn about what we are able to do to lessen our impact on the environment.