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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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A B-H

Community Team

"Becoming more EcoFriendly!!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,314 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    29
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    14
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    335
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    705
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    83
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

A's Actions

Food

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses on food sustainability, Menu for the Future or Hungry for Change, with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Decluttering

working on decluttering and organizing.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Decluttering

working on decluttering and organizing.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Walking

Parking further from where I need to go or if possible walk instead of driving to destination.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Herb Garden

Planted and herb garden & committed to use from the garden on a daily basis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household

Do at Home

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing and determine if it is right for me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express My Support

Do at Home

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Buy Nothing

I will refrain from buying anything throughout the month (other than what is needed for health and safety) and instead live with what I have or learn about Buy Nothing groups in my area.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize Ecochallenge.org's discussion course A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World with my family, friends, co-workers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

Do at Home

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with durable non-plastic options.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

Do at Home

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    A B-H 10/27/2021 5:19 AM
    This has been a great experience participating in this EcoChallenge. Great lessons learned.

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    A B-H 10/24/2021 10:40 AM
    Happy Sunday! Enjoying some delicious salsa using ingredients from from garden.

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    A B-H 10/23/2021 5:24 PM
    Just a few more days and I have been enjoying this challenge!!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    A B-H 10/22/2021 12:36 PM
    I found a local group that is willing to pick up those items that I am unable to leave at the curbside. The group picks up for free.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

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    A B-H 10/22/2021 12:34 PM
     Align values with investments!
  • 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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    A B-H 10/22/2021 12:33 PM
    The most prominent water concerns in my area is pollution