Frances Stewart

Elders Climate Action

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#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.



  • Frances Stewart 10/13/2019 6:28 PM
    Today was a pretty good day - two walks totally about half an hour, one vegetarian meal and one vegan meal. And today I remembered to post!

  • Frances Stewart 10/09/2019 4:51 PM
    It was a beautiful, cool fall day today. I took three round-trip walks for a total of about an hour and a half. I had two vegetarian meals. I had dinner at an Indian restaurant. My daal was vegan, but I think there was some ghee in the bread.

  • Frances Stewart 10/08/2019 5:34 PM
    My biggest challenge this week has been remembering to post! I walked a far amount today - probably over an hour total. and I had two vegetarian meals. Now that fall is finally here, I changed the thermostat from cooling to heating, but I'm having a little trouble with the programming.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

    Frances Stewart 10/08/2019 5:32 PM
    My last attempt to start a compost bin didn't go well. The county I live in already picks up yard waste and composts it. I decided to sign up for one of the food waste composting services. They pick up my food scraps each week. I'm trying to put all the waste I can into the compost bin, but also to reduce the waste, which is more challenging. I'm not sure which category of wasted resources motivates me the most. They are all important.

  • Frances Stewart 10/03/2019 5:30 PM
    A good day today. For me, one of the hardest parts is remembering to post something before I go to bed! I had leftovers for lunch (no food waste!) and a vegetarian breakfast. I took six walks today to get myself where I wanted and needed to go - about 100 minutes total.

  • Frances Stewart 10/01/2019 7:53 PM
    I did pretty well today - one vegetarian meal and five short walks (probably about an hour and a half total). 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities 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?

    Frances Stewart 9/27/2019 12:19 PM
    I took four short walks today for a total of about 60 minutes and plan to do to more this evening. One thing I noticed while I was out this morning was how much the construction in my area is damaging or blocking sidewalks.

  • Frances Stewart 9/26/2019 1:07 PM
    I participated in a previous Drawdown Ecochallenge and found it to be educational and fun. I'm excited to be starting a new challenge with my team, Elders Climate Action.