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Annie Sanna

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"Reduce carbon footprint and impact on environment"

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participant impact

  • UP TO
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
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    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
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    2
    people
    helped

Annie's actions

Women and Girls

Give a Microloan

#62 Women Smallholders

I will give 2 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

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Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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    Annie Sanna 4/25/2018 12:46 PM
    Just provided 3 loans through Kiva to help women around the world to achieve their goals.  
  • 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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    Annie Sanna 4/20/2018 8:51 AM
    I will take time to review the use by, sell by, and best by dates to make sure I'm not hastily throwing away good food.  A lot of these dates are suggestions.  
    • Use-by date is aimed at consumer, indicating when the quality of food may start to decline, not necessarily when it is no longer edible.  
    • The Sell-by date is aimed at retailers so they are not keeping food too long on the shelf.  
    • The Best by date is suggestion to the consumer on which date the product should be consumed to assure for ideal quality.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Annie Sanna 4/05/2018 7:28 AM
    I usually try to take my leftovers to go when I eat at a restaurant - making 1 meal into 2 - since most places give out such large portions.  One thing I need to work on is bringing my own container instead of using styrofoam togo containers.  Another thing is not buying perishable food without having a meal plan.  

    • Missy Lucas's avatar
      Missy Lucas 4/25/2018 12:54 PM
      I totally agree!  I'm working on getting into the habit of bringing my own container too.  Sometimes I bring a small container that fits in my purse/bag, though it surprises people when I seemingly pull it out from nowhere at the end of the meal.  But hey, no food waste + extra meal for no extra cost 😁

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    Annie Sanna 4/03/2018 8:27 AM
    Amazon is currently selling the RTIC 30 oz Stainless  tumbler for $10.  They keep your drinks cold all day and requires less trips to the water fountain.  Best of all, you'll be contributing to less waste!

    • Missy Lucas's avatar
      Missy Lucas 4/03/2018 5:50 PM
      Great idea!  Thanks for sharing Annie!

    • Damien Hines's avatar
      Damien Hines 4/03/2018 8:32 AM
      I love these cups too they're perfect for everything, and much more satisfying to use than a styrofoam.

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    Annie Sanna 3/30/2018 12:02 PM
    Let's reduce waste at the office by using reusable cup and utensils!  Also limit the use of plastic straws and stirrers.

    • Missy Lucas's avatar
      Missy Lucas 4/02/2018 6:55 PM
      That's a great idea!  We can each bring our favorite mug to work and sip our coffee/tea with class 👌