April 3 - April 24, 2019

robin marshall

Seattle Children's Surgical Unit

Points Total

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  • 101 Total

Challenges

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

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DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

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One-Time Challenge

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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One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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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One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

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DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

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One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    robin marshall 3/27/2019 7:38 AM
    Having used all of these options on a regular basis, I do feel more connected to my community when walking, biking an busing. I feel very fortunate to be able to do all to get to my work. One of the reasons I am working here!
    I enjoy walking to work the most because it gives me time to stretch out my body before and after work and see what it happening at a slower pace as I get to and from home.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

    robin marshall 3/27/2019 7:36 AM
    In my opinion North Americans eat meat because they are short sighted and impulsive. Media and marketing has influenced our values to see meat as an item for the wealthy upper class yet can be obtained from a fast food for a dollar.  The media indicates it is a quick meal with protein and is healthy to people buy into that. They do not consider the long term effects.  Same thing as smoking. Not many consider the long term effects on their bodies.  
  • 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 eating smaller portions?

    robin marshall 3/27/2019 7:32 AM
    For some eating more meals in smaller amounts can regulate metabolism. This in turn reduces urges for unhealthy food so we can make wiser choices for meals.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    robin marshall 3/27/2019 7:30 AM
    I rarley let these dates determine if I am to purchase a product. I typically only use fresh produce. In most cases I am aware that the dates are there to move a product off a shelf. I use the dates as a guide to determine how long it has been on the shelf, not how long it will last or when it will expire.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    How are environmental issues like black carbon and other emissions from cooking fires or rudimentary cookstoves also human health and social justice issues? Why do these issues matter to you?

    robin marshall 3/27/2019 7:28 AM
    Using healthier cooking devices is safer for better environment as well as safer cooked food. However, in some instances those are the only viable option based on their resources. In those instances it would be best to batch cook and have a community cook together to reduce the overall number of stoves used.