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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Egypt Jackson

PCC SOC 228 Intro to Environmental Sociology

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 606 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    23
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    161
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Egypt's Actions

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

Do at Home

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

Do at Home

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 2 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 6 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Egypt Jackson 10/18/2021 9:17 AM
    Incorporating vegetarian meals has been doable and fairly easy in my ecochallenge. I have not yet done a vegan meal, yet, but plan to try a vegan enchilada recipe this weekend (I would normally use chicken & dairy cheese) :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four in the US spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Egypt Jackson 10/10/2021 2:27 PM
    Throwing out $1,500 a year on food does not surprise me at all. I used to hate eating leftovers and would regularly throw out food. I realized how wasteful this is though and started trying to plan a little bit better with meal prepping. Obviously some foods reheat better than others. Keeping your sauces/condiments/dressings on the sides help. I would rather use the money for travel and putting into savings. 
  • 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 planet and other people?

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    Egypt Jackson 10/09/2021 8:38 AM
    Eating more meat requires greater land surface for agricultural needs resulting in deforestation. Animals also require fresh water sources. Animals aren't regrown/recycled in the way that crops are. Animals do not necessarily provide nutrients to the soil or environment in the way that crops can provide as well as capture carbon. 

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    Egypt Jackson 10/06/2021 7:18 PM
    I am going to try and incorporate more meatless meals into my diet. Meal prepping and planning ahead will help a lot with this!