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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Christina Huang

Green Dinosaur

"The more you know, the less you need. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 753 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    20
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    409
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    260
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Christina's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Food Source on my plate

Reduce animal including dairy products in my diet to 4 oz X2 times a week.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 1 conversations.

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

Do at Home

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

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

Install Alternative Energy

Do at Home

I will install an alternative energy system, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

Do at Home

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

Do at Home

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 20 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint

Do at Home

Organizations have a responsibility to make sustainable business decisions. To understand how to improve sustainable practices, it’s important to start with understanding the current impact. I will share the Tradewater Business Carbon Calculator with my organization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Spend Time Outside

Do at Home

I will replace 10 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

Do at Home

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

Do at Home

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Christina Huang 10/27/2021 10:36 AM
    I can't believe today is the last day of eco-challenge, it's been a great journey cultivating self-awareness! 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

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    Christina Huang 10/20/2021 1:47 PM
    In Socal, we get a lot of wildfires that have become hard to contain, which also impacts air quality that is already poor from smog.  Additionally, we also do experience rising sea levels in coastal cities.  I think how climate change affects the future is ultimately if human behaviors are left unchanged, we will eventually run out of habitat for humans. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Christina Huang 10/20/2021 1:38 PM
    Currently, I care a lot about zero waste.  Looking at how products can be eliminated through practicing simplicity, self-education, selecting products that can be repaired or purchasing replacement parts to last a long time.  It's also interesting to study the human desire- to buy, acquire, and the impulses that compel us to consume more, and the underlying drive.  I feel zero waste at its core is about self-awareness and creativity.  The more you know, the less you need! 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Christina Huang 10/11/2021 9:43 AM
    Jumping on my mini trampoline indoors or walking in nature outdoors. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

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    Christina Huang 10/10/2021 9:53 AM
    As we transition to cooler weather, I am celebrating the seasonal change on the planet, as well as inner shifts. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Christina Huang 10/06/2021 1:46 PM
    absolutely!During my morning walk, I noticed a few different bird songs than the usual suspects in my neighborhood.  Do we really know all the mysterious reasons that compel birds to sing? When I look up at trees, they provide so much for everyone on the planet- shade, food, home for birds, insects, and fungi kingdoms.  How many people can match that level of generosity for a lifetime?