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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Erin OConnell

TIG Environmental - Portland

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 462 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    32
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    145
    minutes
    spent learning

Erin's Actions

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

Do at Home

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing and determine if it is right for me.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

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    Erin OConnell 10/26/2020 6:24 AM
    By choosing to invest in companies, we as consumers are giving ourselves the opportunity to impact how those companies conduct business. By choosing to only invest in companies who live our values, we can motivate more companies to begin using more sustainable business practices and consider the environment in big decisions.
  • 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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    Erin OConnell 10/22/2020 10:17 AM
    conventional agriculture feeds the crop, whereas organic agriculture feeds the soil. in order to feed the population we have to begin using organic farming methods that are proven to increase soil organic matter content and enhance microbial soil biodiversity. Once inch of soil takes 3,000 years to form, so we cannot risk losing any more than we already have. 

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    Erin OConnell 10/12/2020 7:53 AM
    I love the chance to speak with farmers I meet at the local market or farm stand about their experience growing food for the local and regional community. It is a difficult and thankless job, but is equally as rewarding.