April 19 - May 31, 2020

UUenergyze

ECO UU 2020

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 837 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    871
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,200
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

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  • May 31 at 4:47 PM
    I created a food log of food disposal over the last six weeks by recording the type of food product, the part of that food that was disposed of, the reason it was disposed of, and the location- trash or compost.  Then I analyzed the log by thinking of how I might change my habits to reduce the amount of food waste and to find alternatives for...
  • May 31 at 4:15 PM
    I was not familiar with the term 'silvopasture' before joining Ecochallenge.  I think the biggest advantage to silvopasture is that the system increases the health of the land involved.  For instance, an increase in carbon sequestration occurs as the biomass and soil are better suited to storing the carbon, in fact 5 to 10 times as much as for...
  • May 31 at 4:02 PM
    Meat production costs more that producing grains and vegetables and people in richer countries. People demand this high value protein food source and another positive is that meat contains many essential micro nutrients such as iron, zinc, and vitamin A.  However, increased eating of animal products can lead to an excessive intake of fat. As...
  • May 18 at 6:50 PM
    I would rather put the extra money into buying more organic foods, which often cost more.  I would also like to donate more often to Foodlink and the Brighton Food Cupboard.  This year we plan on expanding our vegetable garden, which may involve purchase of materials to create raised beds, and I can justify that expense by not wasting money on...
  • May 7 at 12:59 PM
    We walk through a watershed area with a raised path, very nice!  But the path ends just below a road that, if we walked across it, would connect us with a section of the old Erie canal path, that then connects to the current Erie canal path.  This would allow us to complete the loop back home instead of two out-and-back hikes.  It would require...
  • May 1 at 11:42 AM
    I will be more mindful of creative ways to repurpose items that may not be reusable in their new state. I always feel relief when I can keep something out of the trash!

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