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Alex Clarke

Enviro Group 10

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 542 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    470
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    45
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Alex's Actions

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 13
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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 15
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 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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal 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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    Alex Clarke 3/15/2021 12:04 PM
    My daily walks have given me time to slow down and enjoy/appreciate the natural world around me more. Most of the time I get to share these walks with my son and teach him new things about nature, like which animals are which and types of plants, trees, flowers, etc. An infrastructure change that could make these walks more enjoyable would be if I had closer access to a park where I could get away from the hustle and bustle of the streets and more into a natural environment.
  • 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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    Alex Clarke 3/15/2021 12:01 PM
    For one thing, I noticed when practicing mindfulness I was more aware of what I was eating. I always make it a point to try and eat healthily, but without distractions, it was easier to make the healthier choice since I was more aware of it. It also helped me to eat less as I was more aware of everything and not eating just to eat.

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    Alex Clarke 3/01/2021 8:26 AM
    It's going great. Added a couple more activities to create more of an impact today.

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    Alex Clarke 2/28/2021 3:51 PM
    It's going great. Making small changes to my lifestyle that benefit the environment and cut down on my carbon footprint is such an easy way to give back and do something, no matter how small, to put a little good back out into the world. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Alex Clarke 2/28/2021 3:49 PM
    It was really easy overall. I was semi-aware of the palm oil issue but some videos I watched recently really opened my eyes to the massive impact that the unethical harvesting of it had on the environment. I now make sure to check the labels on anything that I buy to make sure I am not supporting the environmental destruction that results from palm oil. 
  • 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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    Alex Clarke 2/27/2021 7:10 AM
    Overall I would say that I am pretty responsible when it comes to food waste and try to throw away as little as possible but it still happens weekly that the remnants of one or two meals ends up in the trash. In an effort to combat this, I will cook smaller portions. In regards to the money wasted, I plan to track money saved by reducing food waste and save that money for a vacation with my family once this pandemic is over.
  • 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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    Alex Clarke 2/27/2021 7:08 AM
    Normally I throw away the broccoli stalks when I am cooking. I am aware that if you take the outermost layer of skin off, they are a great part of the vegetable, I just always thought it was too much work and threw it away. Today, while cooking breakfast, I took the time to use that part of the broccoli in an effort to reduce my food waste for that meal to 0 (with the exception of just the skin of the stalk).