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Angela Okey

Mercyhurst Lakers

"Trying to help the environment any way that I can."

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    zero-waste meals
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Angela's Actions

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 45-minute walk outside each day.

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Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 45 minutes each day.

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Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

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Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

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Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

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Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

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Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

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Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Angela Okey 4/01/2020 10:51 AM
    Well, since the city and township got rid of glass recycling for our community, I feel everyone is affected by that. However, hopefully, that will be changing very soon. It is good to see how many people were concerned when no one could no longer recycle glass.

    Others affected by environmental irresponsibility are those who live along the lake and have troubles due to erosion, those in areas where there is more pollution. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Angela Okey 4/01/2020 10:45 AM
    It keeps you grounded and makes you appreciate what you do have rather than what you don't have. It also lets you look at those with less than you do and makes you want to help them more. 
  • 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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    Angela Okey 4/01/2020 10:40 AM
    I try to use as much of a vegetable as I can. Since I have a worm composter whatever I don't use I put in the compost bin. Also many vegetables with a soft skin, such as zucchini, can be cooked with the skin on.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspires you the most?

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    Angela Okey 4/01/2020 5:51 AM
    It is great to support local farmers, especially those that are struggling financially. Also the produce is usually fresher and more affordable. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Angela Okey 4/01/2020 5:50 AM
    Canned fruits such as apples and peaches, pickles and other pickled veggies.