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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Ashley Schultz

PCC SOC 228 Intro to Environmental Sociology

"I want to strive to be better for our environment! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 436 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    310
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    52
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    25
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Ashley's Actions

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 45 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

Do at Home

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

Do at Home

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Offset for Climate Justice

Do at Home

Greenhouse gases found in old refrigerants are up to 10,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide. I will help eliminate these gases through the purchase of offset credits to ensure we all have a planet we can thrive on.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Ashley Schultz 10/27/2021 8:44 PM
    Personally, I have seen a lot of health benefits from adding more fruits and veggies and reducing the amount of meat I consume! I found that it has helped my gut health tremendously, allowing me to feel less bloated and more healthy throughout the week! 


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    Ashley Schultz 10/17/2021 9:15 PM
    Spending the weekend enjoying the local farmers markets while they are still here! By the way, the last weekend of farmers market isn't until Halloween this year! YAY! Also-if you have an EBT card, the farmers market team will match up to 20$!! So, you pay 20 and they give you an additional 20! :)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Ashley Schultz 10/17/2021 9:11 PM
    I attended the Orenco Station farmers market this morning and got a ton of fresh produce! Most of it is still sitting in the fridge getting ready to use for the rest of the week, but my partner and I made Potato Leek soup which has lasted us about 3 meals a piece. We topped the soup with fresh green onions and FRESHLY foraged chantrel mushrooms! SO YUM!

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    Ashley Schultz 10/13/2021 5:57 PM
    Everyday I am logging I notice that I often omit meat from my daily meals. I have constant food choices that I cycle through every week, and most of those options do not have meat. I am, However, having a hard time cutting out dairy and eggs. I find that I eat eggs and cheese everyday. 

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    Ashley Schultz 10/13/2021 5:54 PM
    Ive been trying to do a 40 minute walk every night this week. It has been really great for my gut health, my mental health, and has also been great for helping me get to sleep easier. 

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    Ashley Schultz 10/13/2021 5:52 PM
    This week I chose to shop at Trader Joe's. If you aren't familiar, their mission is "We are committed to providing our customers outstanding value in the form of the best quality products at the best everyday prices. Through our rewarding products and knowledgeable, friendly Crew Members, we have been transforming grocery shopping into a welcoming journey full of discovery and fun since 1967." Although all items aren't organic options, they offer ethically sourced foods, while also allowing organic shopping to be more affordable and easy to come by. At least one of my meals each day is coming from entirely organic food! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Ashley Schultz 10/13/2021 5:50 PM
    I have mixed feelings about this comment. Of course you are technically able to feed the world with organic food. That being said, it is not an easy thing to do for many reasons. Although organic is the best for our environment, it is also the most expensive option. Many families within North America are not able to afford to eat organic foods, making it out of reach for them on a regular basis. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Ashley Schultz 10/10/2021 11:17 AM
    I find exercise is most fun while doing it with people I love! It is so fun to enjoy nature, by going on a great hike and showing friend and family the natural beauty around you! 
  • 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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    Ashley Schultz 10/10/2021 11:15 AM
    People in richer countered have more access to meats. Humans within countries with higher poverty levels often eat what they can and create meals with what is surrounding them.