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Naomi Bradley

Team NVN

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    235
    minutes
    being mindful

Naomi's 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

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 Drawdown 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 14
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 16
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Naomi Bradley 3/14/2021 10:10 AM
    I think that a sustainable community would have energy sources much like the one on the farms that would supply that ecosystem with energy using the resources that are already there. A sustainable community would utilize its own resources to supply itself with the necessary resources to properly function so as to avoid overusing resources from the environment. I think that more people would need to be educated on how to become self-sufficient because I think that part of the reason that it does not happen is that people do not know how to make it a reality.

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    Naomi Bradley 3/02/2021 8:19 PM
    The hardest part so far has been throwing away food because I took too much. I usually don't think anything of it and now I have become aware of how often I throw food away.

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    Naomi Bradley 3/01/2021 8:38 PM
    So far so good, it’s getting easier to keep track of my actions. 

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    Naomi Bradley 2/28/2021 8:07 PM
    So far, the challenge is going pretty well and I have not had too much difficulty completing my tasks. Sometimes, however, I forget to keep track of it. 
  • 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. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Naomi Bradley 2/28/2021 8:05 PM
    I would rather use that money on an experience like taking a vacation. 
  • 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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    Naomi Bradley 2/28/2021 8:05 PM
    Eating smaller portions will help with calorie intake so that people will not overindulge as easily. With that comes added health benefits and a healthier lifestyle.  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal 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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    Naomi Bradley 2/28/2021 1:56 PM
    When I practice mindfulness I spend more time focused on my food so i’m more likely to finish what I have rather that getting distracted and losing my appetite. 
  • 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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    Naomi Bradley 2/26/2021 1:59 PM
    People in richer countries eat more meat than in other places because they have greater access to it. Eating more meat effects our bodies because we tend to overconsume, so it can lead to gaining weight and unhealthy lifestyles. When more meat is eaten, there needs to be a greater supply of it which involves killing more animals which can be harmful to the species as a whole as well as the chemicals needed to produce the meat and released into the atmosphere negatively contribute to climate change.