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Mackenzie Pike

Team GreanBean

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 137 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    5
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    2
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Mackenzie's Actions

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 1
DAILY ACTION

Industry

Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 6 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Mackenzie Pike 3/19/2021 8:17 AM
    The general health advisory is that you can eat up to four half-pound meals a month of fish. This means about a meal a week. As of right now, I do not think my diet choices fall within these guidelines because I love seafood and I will eat it usually any chance I can. I also did not realize the carbon footprint of seafood before visiting seafoodwatch.org. In order to make sure that I do fall within the guidelines, I am going to make smarter choices on how much seafood I eat.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use More Fruits And Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Mackenzie Pike 3/15/2021 12:33 PM
    Eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affects everyone because eating less meat would decrease greenhouse gas emissions and fruits and vegetables are better for us anyways. The nutrients fruits and vegetables contain are so good for us and help lower risk for diseases. Eating less meat will leave less of a carbon footprint and would really help our planet. 
  • 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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    Mackenzie Pike 3/15/2021 12:25 PM
    It's not usually difficult for me to put my phone down while I am eating. I enjoy eating my food slow and spending time being present in conversation. When practicing mindfulness, my eating experience is more enjoyable for me. Also, being distracted by my phone or other distractions will likely result in overeating without realizing it. 
  • 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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    Mackenzie Pike 3/15/2021 12:20 PM
    Along with environmental benefits, there are many personal benefits from eating/serving smaller portions. Eating smaller but sometimes more frequent meals is good for your body/digestion and keeps you feeling full for longer. There are also financial benefits to eating smaller portions, you are buying less and not wasting anything.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household
    What kinds of discussions did you have, or are you hoping to have with friends about climate change?

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    Mackenzie Pike 3/15/2021 12:09 PM
    I had a discussion with my friend about our carbon footprint calculations because we had just done it in class and I thought it was interesting. She also calculated her carbon footprint and it was a good reminder that we should be more conscious of the amount of resources we are using. We talked about making some changes such as carpooling, wasting less, and eat less meat.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    List some of the places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Mackenzie Pike 3/10/2021 11:55 AM
    Every Monday-Friday my roommate and I carpool to the gym together and back and also to get coffee. 

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    Mackenzie Pike 3/08/2021 3:20 PM
    Good! My friends and I carpooled together today while running errands.