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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Betsy Eudey

StanState Gender Studies

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,126 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    45
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    413
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    21
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    67
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,088
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    64
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Betsy's Actions

Nature

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses, such as 'Reconnecting with Earth', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

Do at Home

I will spend at least 20 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

Health

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Calculate My Water Footprint

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

Do at Home

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 3 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Betsy Eudey 10/26/2021 9:33 PM
    I'm kinda melancholy, as it's disappointing that the challenge is just about over. There's so much more to do and learn! 

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    Betsy Eudey 10/25/2021 8:04 PM
    Biggest take-aways is that there is so much to learn about and act upon, and that we can't get complacent. I found myself reading a lot and doing some actions, but always wanting to do more. I ended up recording only the easy things, and forgetting to post about some of the more interesting things I was working on. I was doing it to learn, not to perform, so I guess that's why I put it off. But I do want to keep working with the information posted long after the challenge ends - so much to read, share, and do. 

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    Betsy Eudey 10/24/2021 9:14 PM
    crazy amounts of wind and rain today - I took two walks around my yard checking to see what damage occurred, while also celebrating the revival of some drought-damaged plants. Power outage earlier tonight reminds me of how precarious our electric system is, and how grateful I am to be in a position to prepare for outages without too much inconvenience. I hope the more vulnerable were safe and cared for, and lament the healthy issues that prevent me from providing direct care to others. 

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    Betsy Eudey 10/23/2021 7:49 PM
    Spent the day prepping for tomorrow's expected storm (supposedly 6 inches of rain on Sunday). I fear for the health and safety of so many (human and non-human animals) amid this storm, and for the environmental damage occurring throughout the drought-ravaged region and in the burn scars. Our vulnerabilities to climatic events cannot be laid more bare than in the past two years. 

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    Betsy Eudey 10/22/2021 6:42 PM
    Rain on and off today, and so wonderful to see the trees and plants get some refreshment. Unfortunately, with rain for the next several days, including a predicted 5.5" on Sunday, we'll soon have flooding after months of drought. And yet too many continue to deny that we're in the midst of a climate crisis. Time to send some more messages to elected officials to try to maintain attention to climate in the infrastructure bill and all other bills. 

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    Betsy Eudey 10/22/2021 8:04 AM
    Today I got to read some more about sustainable agriculture, and feel like I'm still at a point where I have more new questions than perspectives on how we can further advance this work in a systemic matter. 

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    Betsy Eudey 10/20/2021 8:57 PM
    I didn't make time today to do new learning about sustainability and need to double-up tomorrow. 

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    Betsy Eudey 10/19/2021 8:22 PM
    I had such a fulfilling day today even as I endured 11 hours on Zoom. Among other things, I talked to a colleague about her work creating a community garden, talked to a new friend about her work addressing food waste and creating systems to rescue foods that might go to waste, and re-watched the amazing documentary-in-development Fire and Flood that continues to inspire me to approach ecojustice from intersectional, inclusionary perspectives. It's been a long day, but I am enriched. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. 

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    Betsy Eudey 10/18/2021 7:19 PM
    I had a lovely 90 minutes this morning sitting in the sun reading -so good for my spirit.

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    Betsy Eudey 10/17/2021 7:25 PM
    I got to spend some time today prepping for the rain/snow that's about to arrive tonight and later this week. The dryness is startling, and I'm so grateful that precipitation is coming. I can't wait to take a walk in the rain/snow and to see the trees and plants nourished, and more opportunities for deer and squirrels to get refreshed. I'm hoping this wetness can help ease the rise of bark beetles and decrease fire danger.