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April 4 - April 25, 2018

Gaia Community UU

Caring for the Earth and each other because our lives depend on it!


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    zero-waste meals

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  • April 19 at 11:40 AM
    I realized that committing to eating to one meatless meal a day wouldn't be that hard so I did.  My standard breakfast is meatless anyway.  
  • April 10 at 1:55 PM
    I'm good on coffee (never drink it - that's easy) and cocoa (buy Rain Forest Alliance). Pretty good on palm oil - except that my favored laundry detergent potentially contains palm oil derivatives. I've emailed them to ask. Meat, dairy and eggs: Not yet fully transitioned to plant-based diet, but do buy only local meat and eggs, organic dairy...
  • April 10 at 1:23 PM
    Just finished a "Waste Busters" challenge in my local community, which was fun, so this was like jumping from one moving train to another. And I was happy to find a UU team to join.  The daily challenge I choose was 2 meatless meals a day - easy because I never eat meat at breakfast so I only had to do one other meal; hard because my...
  • April 10 at 1:16 PM
    Why more meat consumption than other countries?.... Probably more marketing, starting with the government. Generations of meal-planning around "the meat." Romance with the Burger. Twin infatuations: fast foods and fast-paced lives. No simple answer, but many answers. Some people will respond to the ugly truth about the animal-to-meat...
  • April 9 at 4:27 PM
    So far, likes for the info and sad faces on Facebook. 
  • April 8 at 8:07 PM
    I cleaned out the refrigerator and made supper with what was on hand, enough soup for another approximately 5 meals.
  • April 8 at 8:06 PM
    I learned that it might be possible to save 20% on the cost of energy for this house.  We'll see if the landlords agree.  And then we'll go from there.
  • April 8 at 8:04 PM
    I spent 30 minutes looking into Arcadia wind power to learn about it and see if this would be a good move for this house.  Have forwarded the information to the Landlords to get their input on the potential for the house.
  • April 6 at 11:37 AM
    I would rather spend my money on concerts or books that wasting food, but I do not have an average family of four -- wasting food is already a major no-no in the house.
  • April 6 at 11:35 AM
    Portion reduction benefits: weightloss saves money in food costs encourages more creative plate presentation

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