October 2 - October 23, 2019

Jamie Jacquart

Team SouthCoast

"By reducing our impact now, we an increase the ability for others to flourish later."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 602 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    464
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    55
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    12
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Jamie's Actions

High Impact Action Track

Research Impact Investing

Simplicity

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

Completed
One-Time Action

High Impact Action Track

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Waste

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

High Impact Action Track

Plant Trees

Nature

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

High Impact Action Track

Talk To My Friends and Colleagues

Community

I will research the social or environmental issues in my community that matter to me and tell 5 friends and/or colleagues each day about what I learn.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

High Impact Action Track

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Health

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 20 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED -1
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 10 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 5 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Jamie Jacquart 10/21/2019 11:27 AM
    There is something about planting a tree that is not like any other experience. In addition to intentionally deciding where it will go, I was thinking of all that it will see it's lifetime. How many people will it shade? How many animals and birds will call it's branches home? How will the other trees in the neighborhood welcome it into their ecosystem? 
  • Reflection Question
    High Impact Action Track Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Jamie Jacquart 10/21/2019 11:25 AM
    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today. 

  • Jamie Jacquart 10/21/2019 11:23 AM
    Loved going to a local farm and meeting the farmer, the animal curator, and seeing where our food comes from.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Jamie Jacquart 10/21/2019 11:22 AM
    We have a local farm that does both a meat share and a vegetable share. They had an open farm event so even though we are not subscribed to their season long program, we could purchase some items a la carte, which was great. Looking forward to eating local!

  • Jamie Jacquart 10/21/2019 11:21 AM
    Excited to try some local seafood from our fish market tonight!

  • Jamie Jacquart 10/16/2019 7:48 AM
    Even when I'm not posting to this board my actions, it's amazing to see how easy it can be to make small, but impactful changes!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate for Greener Vehicles
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Jamie Jacquart 10/16/2019 7:47 AM
    In Massachusetts there are incentives for state agencies to get either battery/electric or hybrid vehicles. With such a large fleet of vehicles (100), we are replacing something every year.
  • Reflection Question
    High Impact Action Track Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

    Jamie Jacquart 10/16/2019 7:45 AM
    We live on the south coast of Massachusetts, in an area with a lot of textile and manufacturing. Turns out lots of people have been polluting our land and waters in ways that are harmful to both. Cleaning them up is expensive, but possible. Re-use of the spaces requires creativity and can revitalize the economy for what is to come next. I'm hopeful that all communities are able to do the hard work and recover from their past harmful actions.

  • Jamie Jacquart 10/11/2019 1:01 PM
    Ready for a weekend and a little more time to be able to put into some of my one time challenges!

  • Jamie Jacquart 10/11/2019 1:00 PM
    In a day that swept by quickly, it was a challenge to get in my work for the challenge, but I made at least my daily challenges!