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Emily Pierpont

ENV - Group 11

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 406 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    295
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    29
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    220
    minutes
    being mindful

Emily's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 15
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • 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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    Emily Pierpont 3/13/2021 11:12 AM
    I think that people in richer countries eat more meat because meat is less expensive to them and it is easier to access. In low income families, people tend to avoid consuming a lot of meat because it is so expensive due to limited availability.  I think that a properly portioned amount of meat is good for people, especially red meats and chicken. I think it keeps your body strong and healthy and feeds the carnivore side of your body. Eating meat is not as good for the planet because the way that some farms treat the animals that they are getting the meat from is bad and negatively affects the environment. Also, the factories that process meat create a lot of pollution. One good thing about people eating meat is that it is population control. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate the carbon footprint of my household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Emily Pierpont 3/13/2021 10:59 AM
    My family and I can try to use less electricity by switching to LED bulbs, turning lights off when we leave the room, avoiding leaving on electronics, and even carpooling with each other more often! We can also install better windows and doors that don't allow air to seep through as much. We have already switched to mostly LED light bulbs and tried to remember turning off lights behind us.
  • 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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    Emily Pierpont 3/11/2021 12:43 PM
    Eating smaller portions can not only benefit the environment, but it benefits your body and your nutrition. It helps your body see and get used to the fact that you only need a small/normal amount of food at a time to keep your body energized. This results in less consumption of foods that aren't so good for your body, and it helps you be healthier, overall.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Emily Pierpont 3/11/2021 12:41 PM
    I aim to ensure that all of the light bulbs in my household are LED and energy efficient. I might even start changing the bulbs in my spouse's house! :)
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal 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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    Emily Pierpont 3/03/2021 4:15 PM
    I really love walking to look at the greenery in my small town. I like people watching, and just noticing different and new things on my walks. I realize when I walk that I am less observant than I think I am, and I notice different things that have always been the same in my town. It is also very nice to get some fresh air. There are some very old, run down buildings in my town, including a huge castle on the hill. I think if those were restored (the castle is beyond restoration, but other buildings could be touched up), I think it would make my walks more fascinating.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal 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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    Emily Pierpont 3/03/2021 4:14 PM
    When I eat mindfully, it helps me think about different things. It brings my attention to the real world, sometimes makes me think about what I am eating, how my day is going, what my plans are for later in the day, etc. It brings my focus back and helps my body and mind relax.