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Christine O'Neill

Belmont Experimenters

"I'm trying to do more to protect the environment in order to reduce current and future human and animal suffering and learning more about our amazing planet and people in the process."


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Christine's actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Food Waste

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, and commit to reducing my food waste throughout the challenge.



carbon offset for travel

I will purchase a carbon offset for my recent car trip to New Hampshire and Vermont.



Share to social media: transportation

I will share what I've learned about the transportation sector and solutions once each week



Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.


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    Christine O'Neill 2/17/2024 6:59 AM
    It's easier to notice the food that ends up getting thrown away than the smart moves I've made to avoid food spoilage. In the win department, we created a threefer pasta sauce, combining spinach and mushrooms left from a restaurant meal, the less than one serving size of TJ's red pepper pesto, the less than one serving of commercial pasta sauce. It all went into a homemade pasta sauce base.

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    Christine O'Neill 2/08/2024 9:01 PM
    It's disheartening to find that I haven't used food before it goes bad!

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    Christine O'Neill 1/26/2024 6:24 AM
    I appreciate the reminders and encouragement to act. Thank you, ecochallenge!
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Food Waste
    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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    Christine O'Neill 1/26/2024 6:22 AM
    I would rather use the money I spend on food that I throw out on land conservation. This reminds me right now that I need to go and finish preparing the food that I have before it spoils!

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    Christine O'Neill 1/25/2024 6:17 PM
    This is not a daily habit to develop but yesterday I and a friend went grocery shopping together. We took the most efficient of our two vehicles and enjoyed the conversation going to and fro. We'll do it again when my friend wants to shop at this particular grocery store and I hope it will become a monthly event for us.

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    Christine O'Neill 1/23/2024 1:12 PM
    I took a car trip recently of 500 miles. To offset the roughly tenth of a metric ton of carbon that our car emitted, I went to Sustainable Travel International ( They say that $1.60 invested in carbon capturing projects will compensate for our trip. One of the projects they support is the protection of mangrove forests in Kenya which have been over cut for firewood and other uses. This was an interesting action item and completely new to me. Doing it made me feel hopeful@

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    Christine O'Neill 1/17/2024 8:57 AM
    This is the first time I am going to try an eco challenge and invite others. This is going to be a challenge (in a good way) for me.