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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Nicole Ketterer

Comerica Michigan Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 941 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning

Nicole'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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 20 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 20 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Nicole Ketterer 4/18/2021 1:55 PM
    I didn't realize how much of our western diet affects deforestation. While I was happy to find my coffee on the list of products that do not contribute to deforestation, I love chocolate and eat meat and dairy so I have room for improvement. I'm going to start by trying to eat more seasonally and shopping from local food producers more.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings 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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    Nicole Ketterer 4/09/2021 2:30 PM
    Detroit came to mind quickly as I was researching green gentrification. With some of the city improvements, including new green space has appeared along with expensive grocery stores I don't even shop at. I hope Detroit is helping its long time, lower income residents maintain housing and access to these new improvements as well as encouraging a partnership versus relocation.
  • 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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    Nicole Ketterer 4/07/2021 4:54 AM
    During the pandemic I started shopping more locally-owned small businesses, often women-owned, because their presentation far surpassed the big retailers when it came to shipping gifts. Their stellar service kept me as a loyal customer making repeat purchases still today. I also like that I can follow these women on social media and feel like I know them. An area I can improve on is seeking out more BIPOC owned businesses so I was thankful for this activity to research them in my area and online.
  • 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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    Nicole Ketterer 4/01/2021 1:47 PM
    I think smaller portions might help us feel better physically. It might reduce overeating while making us feel satisfied if a smaller plate is still full.