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keka ray

Comerica Bank

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

keka's Actions

Land Use

Restore Wetlands

#52 Coastal Wetlands

I will volunteer 4 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

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One-Time Action

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

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One-Time Action

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    Now that you know the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates, how will you view expiration dates differently?

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    keka ray 3/28/2019 3:24 PM
    This knowledge changed me a lot. I waste less food. Life changer.

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    keka ray 4/25/2018 4:25 PM
    My Challenge is going good. I am on the way to commit for 4 hours per month ( for 12 month) to restoration of a marsh land in my neighborhood. I will go this weekend or next and make it final.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    keka ray 4/23/2018 5:06 PM
    It was really Nice to cook a meal without any waste. I cooked a complete meal with rice, fish, and veg. It was fun. I will be more careful about waste

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    keka ray 4/19/2018 2:22 PM
    My Challenge is going good. I cooked more than ONE zero waste meal for my family. That means, nothing I bought had a plastic wrapping on it, I collected water which usually going down the drain ( literally ) for my plants, when I cut the onions the food scrap I used for my compost( City does not do compost). After eating the meal, it went to my compost pile. 
    I started noticing that my recycle bin is not that much anymore, neither my trash!

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    keka ray 4/12/2018 10:01 AM
    Hi Team, 
    I do some fun things in my everyday life to save water. I collect tap water from my sink, while I wash fruits or vegetables  with just water or while running water to get warm, I put a pitcher under the sink when I wash them, and collect the clean water. I then save them in my watering container( because it is bigger and out side in  my patio. I use this water to water my plants. I am shocked to see how much water we waste. I barely use any other water to water my plants. Saves about $15.00 of my water bill per month. Not sure how many gallons though.