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Lorena Mucke

Educated Choices Program

"To provide science-based education about the impact of food choices, empowering current and future consumers and leaders to help create a healthier, more sustainable food system for all."

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Lorena's actions

Rights to Nature

Take a Hike

I will explore my local hiking trails.

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Conservation and Restoration

Repurpose or Repair an Item to Keep it out of the Landfill

I will repair or mend items that would have otherwise been thrown away.

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Conservation and Restoration

Research my local composting options

I will research my local communities composting options.

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Conservation and Restoration

Learn more about recycling

I will research my local communities recycling programs and options.

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Conservation and Restoration

Learn more about Conservation

I will learn more about conservation efforts in my local community or state.

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Conservation and Restoration

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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Conservation and Restoration

Calculate My Water Footprint

I will calculate my Water Footprint to learn about my tap water use and "virtual water" use.

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Resilient Communities

Take Time to Address Possible Cultural Biases Within your Organization or in your Personal Life

Making lasting change means having diverse voices leading the charge. Learn about and then implement ways to make your workplace/community a more accessible and diverse place.

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Resilient Communities

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

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Resilient Communities

Get to Know Your Local/Regenerative Food Options

I will spend 15 minutes researching local and/or regenerative food options in my community.

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Resilient Communities

Learn About Constructive Communication

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

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Just Economies

Watch a documentary on the factory farm meat industry

I will watch a documentary on how the factory farm meat industry contributes to climate change.

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Rights to Nature

Get Gardening

I will start my own, or join a local community garden in order to lessen my food impact.

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Rights to Nature

Discover which Native Tribe's land you live on

I will enter my address to find out what Native land I currently live on

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Rights to Nature

Take the Intersectional Environmentalist Pledge

Take the Intersectional Environmentalist Pledge to understand your impact.

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Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Lorena Mucke 8/10/2023 10:32 AM
    Needed to spread mulch again this year, but first, in order not to use weed killers, I spent time weeding out the area and laying down cardboard. Mulch this weekend!

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    Lorena Mucke 8/09/2023 5:12 AM
    Check out this great documentary: https://kissthegroundmovie.com/

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    Lorena Mucke 8/08/2023 1:52 PM
    Great article to help curb GHG at home: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/26/realestate/homeowne-climate-change-tips.html?action=click&pgtype=Interactive&state=default&module=styln-climate&variant=show&region=BELOW_MAIN_CONTENT&block=storyline_flex_guide_recirc

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    Lorena Mucke 8/05/2023 5:52 AM
    What a pleasure it was today to stir our compost bin and see the dark, rich soil full of bugs. This is the way natured intended it!

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    Lorena Mucke 8/03/2023 5:18 AM
    Turning the temps in our thermostat to 78 in the summer seems to be the sweet spot to manage to be comfortable and also reduce GHG emissions and pollution related to electricity use. When my kids say that it's too warm in the house, I send them out for about 10 mins outside in 90s temps. It's all in the perspective. ;)

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      Debbie Cravey 8/03/2023 5:34 PM
      From 3,000 miles away I second your temperature conclusion! First of all, I am grateful every day to have air conditioning available. Many houses in Portland don't have it, and we saved up to have it installed in our house about 10 years ago. (Those increasing heat domes are brutal! I worry about the people and animals without AC or other means of cooling off.) We have the Nest thermostat programmed for 79, but I often find myself turning that dial down just one more click. Seeing your comment makes me feel less guilty about that. :)

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    Lorena Mucke 7/31/2023 5:12 AM
    As Vivian and I continue to develop our ARDI presentation for Hispanic Heritage Month in September, I cannot but recognize how far ECP has come in regard to learning/addressing cultural biases within our organization. Also, I recognize that there's still a long way to go as we help build an egalitarian society.

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    Lorena Mucke 7/27/2023 5:05 AM
    Check out this website: https://www.regenerativefarmersofamerica.com/regenerative-farm-near-me It has lots of valuable information and you may have a regenerative farm near you.

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      Amber Snyder 7/27/2023 2:39 PM
      What a great website, thanks for sharing this Lorena!

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      Debbie Cravey 7/27/2023 5:52 AM
      This site is really great. I found a 27-year-old produce-only CSA right up the road from me that I didn't know existed! The directory also has a listing of regenerative farms that ship nationwide for anyone without local access.

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    Lorena Mucke 7/19/2023 12:01 PM
    Over the weekend, I cleaned up our medicine cabinet. Today, I dropped off expired and leftover medication at a Walgreens that accepts them in order to avoid flushing them down the toilet, which is a great source of water contamination.

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    Lorena Mucke 7/18/2023 8:59 AM
    Had a plastic bin that cracked, so I'm turning it into another composting bin. Win-win.

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    Lorena Mucke 7/18/2023 8:57 AM
    Nature bathing should be part of regular activities, right next to showering. ;)