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Taylor Maciag

ENV 201 Group 13

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 180 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    7
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Taylor's 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

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 5
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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation 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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    Taylor Maciag 3/19/2021 11:12 AM
    I personally love going on daily walks because not only does it have positive impacts on my body physically, but has positive impacts on me emotionally as well.  Going on walks is a mood-booster and clears my mind on days that I have a lot going on.  I enjoy the outdoors always, so everything about a walk on a nice day is enjoyable.  
  • 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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    Taylor Maciag 3/19/2021 11:11 AM
    People in richer countries eat more meat than others because meat costs more money, therefore, people in certain countries can afford it.  Eating meat affects our bodies in positive ways because eating meat gives us protein, which is something that is necessary daily to fuel our bodies.  However, eating meat can affect our planet negatively because it requires killing our Earth's animals, which a lot of people are not okay with, therefore, that is why many people are vegan or vegetarian.
  • 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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    Taylor Maciag 3/19/2021 11:08 AM
    Some other benefits include a healthier food intake and lifestyle.  By portioning your food and only giving yourself a certain amount to each with each meal, you are less likely to keep going up for seconds which will help with carb intake.

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    Taylor Maciag 3/02/2021 1:12 PM
    So far, my drawdown ecochallenge is going quite well.  Every day I usually try and have a plant/vegetable based meal, therefore, eating at least one meatless meal every day is not that difficult!