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Rachel Krewson

Dickinson Green Devils 2018

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 452 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    180
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Rachel's Actions

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Rachel Krewson 10/15/2018 6:47 PM
    Taking a 5 min shower is stressful and I like my long showers to reflect on my day/calm down. However, I was very mindful these past few weeks about water consumption.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Reduce refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Rachel Krewson 10/15/2018 6:46 PM
    Yes. I am still addicted. Did not break this habit. Still down the rabbit hole.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Rachel Krewson 10/15/2018 6:45 PM
    It's crazy how much waste I accumulated in two weeks. I realized most of it is just from food packaging, which says something about our processed food-based society.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Rachel Krewson 10/15/2018 6:43 PM
    This activity brought me very much happiness to share my thankfulness with my loved ones!
  • 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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    Rachel Krewson 10/04/2018 10:42 AM
    Buying locally is important to me and my local farmers. By locally sourcing my food, I eliminate resources used to transport it and support my local economy.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Rachel Krewson 10/01/2018 9:22 AM
    My diet does not include any fish or seafood in general, which is a personal decision. It is important, however, for me to be aware of the food choices for everyone around me as well. Just because I choose not to partake in the industry does not mean it is not a problem. If done in a sustainable manner, which can be very difficult, aquafarming could be a solution to overfishing. I still personally believe, though, that wild overfishing can also be curbed through decreased fisheries  and alternative food sources/distribution.