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Janet Beach Davis

Heartland College Fall 2020 EASC111

"My purpose in life is to share the beauty of our planet with the world. Lead by example, do no harm. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 120 This Week
  • 1,330 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2,515
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    55
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    119
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    68
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,090
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    153
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    815
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    39
    whole food meals
    consumed

Janet's Actions

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Buy a hybrid

I will replace my old inefficient car with a hybrid.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Janet Beach Davis 11/26/2020 7:39 PM
    Today we traditionally give thanks and think about pilgrims, but there are always two sides to every story.  This is also a day of mourning for Native American Peoples. This is also a day of apology. We can’t change the past, but we can acknowledge it, learn from it, and stand up for those wronged, then or now. Be the voice for the voiceless. Use what privilege you may have to be an advocate for those still need to have their stories told.  

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    Janet Beach Davis 11/23/2020 5:39 PM
    Think about local food for your thanksgiving meal. You can save thousands of miles by buying local foods, and if you must eat something with a mother, then make sure it lived well, healthy, and happy until ......well you know......

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    Janet Beach Davis 11/21/2020 8:58 AM
    We are ranked 18th in the NATION! Scroll down and look at the impacts we have made on only 20 days! Changing to world, one walk, straw, act of gratitude, or recycled bag at a time. You are all superstars, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to spend a semester with you all. 

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    Janet Beach Davis 11/19/2020 7:11 PM
    We are still #1 in Illinois, and #20 overall! Great work everyone! Woohoo!

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    Janet Beach Davis 11/18/2020 8:57 PM
    The day started with a breezy walk, and ended with a wonderful fall sunset. We might all have to stay home for a few weeks again, but we can still go outside.  Don’t let cooler weather stop you. 

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    Janet Beach Davis 11/17/2020 9:10 AM
    We're #1 in Illinois! Way to go team! Let's stay on top! We are now ranked 22 overall. 
  • 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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    Janet Beach Davis 11/17/2020 8:58 AM
    It cost a lot to raise meat. It costs in farming practices, in environmental decay, and in oil. Wealthy countries can afford to subsidize agriculture to keep prices low, or to pay higher prices for humanely raised meat. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally from now on, what would be the most difficult food item for you to give up? Why?

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    Janet Beach Davis 11/17/2020 8:56 AM
    I do try to eat seasonally, but I really miss having fresh fruit year round. The berries... strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. 
  • 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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    Janet Beach Davis 11/17/2020 8:55 AM
    You can feed the world with organic food. We grow enough, but we waste a lot, we grow the wrong types of food, and we over process food. If we all eat lower on the food chain, we lose fewer calories in the process. Every step up the food chain loses 90% of the caloried, so either you eat the 100% of the plant calories or you feed cattle 100 times as much for the same calorie output. 

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    Janet Beach Davis 11/17/2020 8:51 AM
    I took my daily 3 mile walk outside this morning, and was out just after sunrise. What a beautiful morning! I love seeing all the juncos arriving for winter.