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Paul Otterson

6th APES 21-22

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 260 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Paul's Actions

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 240 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Paul Otterson 3/23/2022 12:01 PM
    Yes, it depends in where I go to look for them in my community but there are usually multiple accessible ways to obtain bamboo alternatives.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Paul Otterson 3/11/2022 1:10 PM
    It can enhance my sense of a place by making me enjoy it more and become more aware of it. While also deepening my knowledge and appreciation for the surroundings due to my awarness.
  • 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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    Paul Otterson 2/23/2022 7:00 PM
    People in richer countries might eat more meat than people in other places due to how raising cattle and meat production can be very expensive due to the amount of money needed to be put into taking care of the animals.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation 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?

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    Paul Otterson 2/11/2022 10:25 AM
    It affects my engagement with my community by making me see how my community is and seeing what affects different people. Yes I enjoy my self more when I am biking then when I am driving.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Paul Otterson 1/26/2022 10:29 AM
    It can help know when you are full and can help you enjoy your food and meal more.