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April 1 - April 30, 2021
Cheryle Hunt's avatar

Cheryle Hunt

SWCA San Diego

"I am a Warrior for Good. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 281 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    16
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    185
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    16
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Cheryle's 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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 8
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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 60 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Cheryle Hunt 4/26/2021 5:00 PM
    I have not done a good job of noting daily actions, but I have been a conscientious human and consumer this month, as well as other months. I really do try, and actually "do" as well! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Cheryle Hunt 4/26/2021 4:57 PM
    There cannot be sustainability without balance, each requires the other. Balance is in the definition of sustainability basically, because a healthy balance of mind, body, and those put into action, makes for a sustained mind and body which will flow outward to those around you, as well as inward. 
  • 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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    Cheryle Hunt 4/13/2021 8:43 AM
    Smaller portions are best for my mostly sedentary position while working. I tend to have less energy if I eat too much at one sitting as well.
  • 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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    Cheryle Hunt 4/13/2021 8:42 AM
    A high meat diet can be harsh on the body to digest. All these high protein diets are not good for the planet due to all the farming involved, nor is it any good for our kidneys. That kind of diet can be harmful in the long run due to elevated protein levels affecting the kidneys, as well as the heart.

    • Michelle Courtney's avatar
      Michelle Courtney 4/15/2021 8:47 AM
      People think having a steak everyday is the idea meal but yet in the States we have a high amount of heart disease. 
  • 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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    Cheryle Hunt 4/13/2021 8:40 AM
    I have noticed a lot of trash on my daily walks actually. I bring a bag to pick up trash along the way. A new crosswalk on a main road near my neighborhood has made crossing that street much easier and safer.
  • 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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    Cheryle Hunt 4/13/2021 8:39 AM
    I slow down and taste my food, plus make less of a mess.
  • 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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    Cheryle Hunt 4/13/2021 8:38 AM
    Soup or stew or making a broth are some great ways to do so!