April 4 - April 25, 2018
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Alyssa Fennyery

UMass Dartmouth

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Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

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Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

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Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

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Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

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Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

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  • Reflection Question
    Land Use 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?

    Alyssa Fennyery 9/25/2018 10:22 AM
    I found in my research that eating less meat can contribute to decreasing the affects of deforestation. It was found that the yield of heavy meat eaters increases the impact of deforestation because of the animals such as pigs, horses, and cows, and even goats need places to roam so many end up knocking down trees. So eating less meat, such as eating meatless one day in the week or even eating meat once a week could make a difference positively. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. 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 out of this?

    Alyssa Fennyery 9/25/2018 10:14 AM
    I learned that using less portions make you waste less food. Made me think of how much food that my friend's waste because they take huge portions.