April 4 - April 25, 2018

Brian Maher

Salesforce

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 270 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    90
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    160
    miles
    travelled by bus

Challenges

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 9 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 12 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 11.32 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    Now that you know the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates, how will you view expiration dates differently?

    Brian Maher 4/23/2018 4:04 PM
    Food freshness (or lack of) is something that can be accommodated, but food safety cannot. Expiry dates are of critical importance, where freshness and use by dates are for convenience and quality. This information will change when I consider un-used food to be wasted. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transporation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Brian Maher 4/23/2018 3:59 PM
    When I lived in Metro-Detroit, there was a lack of public transportation options. I always felt limited to having to own a car, and looked for opportunities to walk to the grocery store even though the community was not built to handle pedestrian traffic in some busy areas. This lack of option made it an important step in choosing my next place to live, and I chose an area with public transportation due to this experience. 
  • 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?

    Brian Maher 4/23/2018 3:57 PM
    Health and fitness are driven by proper portioning. If we are taking more than we need with larger plates, we reduce the chance that we will consume more than we need to maintain proper health and fitness. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    Brian Maher 3/29/2018 10:16 AM
    Walking and riding a bike, compared to driving or other methods of transit, increases my use of local businesses, and has promoted the exploration of goods and services available in my neighborhood. It also increased my consideration of need vs want when taking into account the time required when walking / biking vs a quick ride in a car.