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Gerardina Martin

West Chester University

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Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

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Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

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Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gal (56 L) of water a day or 450 gal (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

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    Gerardina Martin 4/15/2020 8:19 PM
    Everything is going well.  I'm enjoying sharing the ideas I get with my family, and they like to see the points adding up.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Gerardina Martin 4/15/2020 8:18 PM
    We can hold town meetings to talk about water conservation, as well as how to prevent pollution of waterways.  It seems to be doing really well, as streams are clear.  
  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Gerardina Martin 4/15/2020 8:16 PM
    I'm sure we have all of this in our area, but they come at unexpected times.  I'm lucky to live in a neighborhood where many folks collect their water to use on plants, and water conservation is discussed in town meetings.  
  • 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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    Gerardina Martin 4/15/2020 8:14 PM
    I generally pick vegetables, like cucumbers, for which I use every part.  For broccoli, I cut up the stalks, as well, and cook them into breakfast with eggs or into dinner with the stir-fry.  Stir-fry is a great way to use all the parts of the vegetable.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    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. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Gerardina Martin 4/15/2020 8:12 PM
    This does not surprise me.  I am very frugal, so $1500 a year would go a long way for my family.  However, we typically plan our meals, and with five kids, there are never any leftovers.  Additionally, I use all food purchased, and we do not throw anything away.