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  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Beatrice Asheley's avatar
    Beatrice Asheley 2/25/2020 3:48 PM
    Richer people eat more meat because they can afford it. Steak is very expensive especially quality steak. Go to a quality restaurant and their steak is anywhere from 35-50 dollars and can even be more than that. Meat can negatively impact our bodies because its saturated in fats and can lead to high cholesterol and heart disease. For our planet meat requires a lot of water to clean the meat and prepare it for shipment which requires a lot of energy  
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Beatrice Asheley's avatar
    Beatrice Asheley 2/25/2020 3:40 PM
    Eating in smaller portions allows you to eat and be satisfied and not to overeat. Overeating causes you to take in more calories than you can burn causing you to gain weight. Also smaller portions ensure everyone gets some food to eat. We as Americans tend to eat more than we need and throw the excess out 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

    Sarah Davis's avatar
    Sarah Davis 2/12/2020 11:24 AM
    Reducing
    Recycling
    Repurposing
    Reusing
    Recovering
  • 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?

    Sarah Davis's avatar
    Sarah Davis 2/12/2020 11:22 AM
    The more careful everyone is with their choices of food, products, appliances and waste, the better off our Earth is going to be in the long run. I know personally for me whenever I can I try to recycle, and reduce the amount of waste I put out, I also try to not buy as much or excess of things I will not need or use. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Sarah Davis's avatar
    Sarah Davis 2/12/2020 11:20 AM
    Meat tends to be an expensive food choice/ product in grocery stores. Meat also takes time to prepare and cook. Not many people like to sit and cook something that takes time and effort to prepare. Many people in poorer places will withstand from buying meat and opt to buy cheaper, easier things to cook. Meat is important for our bodies because it provides us a source of protein which is important for cell growth and production.