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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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KJ Dullanty

Starbucks Coffee Company

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 961 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    65
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    427
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    70
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

KJ's Actions

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 45 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join My Neighborhood Association

Do at Home

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group of decision makers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

Do at Home

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units with energy saving units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

Do at Home

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

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

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 30 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

Health

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    KJ Dullanty 10/28/2020 4:21 PM
    To help the community become more sustainable is to share with others where they can donate, recycle, etc. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    KJ Dullanty 10/26/2020 8:38 AM
    For me it's accessibility- we have cups, reusable bottles, etc. But are they clean and available for me to use...

    So, with this challenge we have made it a point to keep the bottles clean and ready to use. I even store mine full in the fridge so when I get thirsty I can grab my bottle or when I head to school I can take my ready to drink water bottle with me!
  • 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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    KJ Dullanty 10/19/2020 6:28 PM
    I love being able to support local- our community is small and mighty and if we support the local farmers and families we support our community. Plus what's better than fresh food?! Win, win... I am proud to live in a community where local farmers supply our shops, corner stores and produce stands.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    KJ Dullanty 10/13/2020 7:57 AM
    Creativity challenges you to use your mind and imagination. Unplugging from the outside world and focusing on what’s right in front of you. What matters. 

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    KJ Dullanty 10/11/2020 10:28 AM
    This weekend was Homecoming weekend and to be more sustainable and put our FFA skills to good use we handmade our corsages and boutonnières! How cool is that?!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, school, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    KJ Dullanty 10/08/2020 4:23 PM
    Not only does driving with my buddies save gas and the environment but it gives me more time to connect with them and it’s fun!