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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Sonya Smith

Comerica Michigan Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 406 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    44
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Sonya's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 30
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 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Sonya Smith 4/30/2021 8:24 AM
    I will have to say tracking wasted food has made me more aware of what's in my refrigerator, even the items that get pushed to the back. I didn't throw out much food and I believe it was because I was tracking it. I do know that I will continue to keep track of what I have and what should be eaten "now" by preparing meals that call for food that could possibly go to waste. 
  • 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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    Sonya Smith 4/29/2021 12:12 PM
    I am guessing people in richer countries eat more meat because they can afford it. 
    Eating meat can be good for you due to the protein, etc. that comes from it but can also affect your body negatively, too much of certain meats can cause health related problems. One way it affects our planet is, if you think about the companies that has to process it from the beginning (taking from the farm) to the end (selling them in grocery stores), that's lots of travel from vehicles polluting. Also, from all the garbage that goes with it, wrappers, and even leftover bits that don't get eaten. 
  • 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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    Sonya Smith 4/27/2021 12:00 PM
    Healthier eating habits. 
  • 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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    Sonya Smith 4/12/2021 11:49 AM
    I would like to donate a portion.