Leah Saturen

Fantastic No Plastics

"Consistently consider the impact of my choices on the environment. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 785 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    33
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    58
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Challenges

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 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.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 25 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    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?

    Leah Saturen 1/31/2020 9:23 PM
    I am curious how much food we end up throwing out. I cannot imagine we come anywhere close to this amount as we are all pretty conscious  about not being wasteful. We make soup stock with the ends of carrots and celery and other veggies. We feed most of what we do not use to our chickens. We also grind up the egg shells to give back to them for calcium, (or to feed tomato plants in the summer). I always feel disappointed when I find moldy food in our refrigerator, it should be so avoidable!

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Leah Saturen 1/06/2020 8:17 PM
    We had a stack of single use aluminum pans that Chris was ready to recycle. I found out the the Community Peace Meal will gladly take these to reuse. They also shared that they will take plastic utensils to reuse. While we try desperately to not use plastic utensils, we have ended up with some, which I always take home to wash. I am happy to have a place to bring these as it feels much better to know both the aluminum pans and plastic utensils can be useful and used again.