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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Sherry Taylor

WIL - Mother Earth

"Working as a team to help Mother Earth."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 867 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    203
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    59
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sherry's 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 20
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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

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 20
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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Sherry Taylor 4/07/2021 6:39 PM
    Driver everywhere I needed to go and worked in stops to make it feel overwhelming. 

    • Sarosh Sepai's avatar
      Sarosh Sepai 4/07/2021 7:12 PM
      I bought myself a scooter that gives me 85 miles/gallon. It has ample storage and now for simple errands abd shopping or going to the post office or local bank or to my work out, I don't need to drive my SUV all the time!
  • 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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    Sherry Taylor 4/07/2021 6:38 PM
    Planning each week out makes this easier.

    • Sarosh Sepai's avatar
      Sarosh Sepai 4/07/2021 7:15 PM
      I am shocked to learn that school cafeterias are a major source of waste. My daughters tell me that kids spend a lot of time talking and playing games and then just toss their food. This includes UNOPENED items as well, that could easily be collected in a separate bin and sent to the food bank!

      Frankly kids are not to blame - because parents need to inculcate this habit at home to begin with - EDUCATE THE PARENTS!
  • 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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    Sherry Taylor 4/07/2021 6:38 PM
    Using the portion control I don’t have to waste any food.
  • 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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    Sherry Taylor 4/07/2021 6:37 PM
    Nailed it!  This is easier than I thought!
  • 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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    Sherry Taylor 4/07/2021 6:36 PM
    Planning my day and using small containers really help.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Sherry Taylor 4/07/2021 6:36 PM
    Living in apartments I feel like our landlords could participate in programs of sustainability.  I will chat with them when I see them next.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    Sherry Taylor 4/07/2021 6:34 PM
    I can be an advocate of geothermal energy.

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    Sherry Taylor 3/25/2021 3:23 AM
    I look forward to the WIL group rising to this challenge!