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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Tricia Jones

Comerica Team

"To develop a healthy, more sustainable lifestyle. Contribute to my community what I can contribute and be the best citizen of Earth I can be."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 990 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.9
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    23
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8.2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    690
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2.0
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    196
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    water footprints
    calculated
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning

Tricia's Actions

Nourishing Food

Make Zero-Waste Meals

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nourishing Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Calculate My Water Footprint

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Research Impact Investing

I will spend 60 minutes learning about impact investing and/or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Needs Vs. Wants

Each day, I will practice a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Repair a Broken Item

I will repair at least one item that is broken, but is repairable. This might be items like garden tools, sewing machine, small appliances, electronics, clothing, and more.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Regenerating Nature Calculate My Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Tricia Jones 10/25/2022 10:21 AM
    Low flow faucets really made a difference in the scoring!  This also reiterated all of the water saving tips I occasionally forget to practice which I will now get back to - using old fishtank water for plants, not running water in sink while brushing teeth, one sink per day for dishes and asking, can I wear that item one more time before washing?

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    Tricia Jones 10/25/2022 10:18 AM
    Wow - thought I was doing better!  Having conventional faucets in bath and kitchen sunk me.  Guess what my next home improvement project will be???!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Balancing Consumption Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

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    Tricia Jones 10/25/2022 10:10 AM
    Impact Investing is a little more stringent than ESG - Environmental Social Governance.  ESG measures financial results whereas Impact is impact to the environmental or other goal - so you might not see a financial return.  At minimum we should all be doing ESG - unless financially independent!

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    Tricia Jones 10/18/2022 7:15 AM
    Hey, everyone - congratulate Kristin Bloser, our reigning Queen of Sustainability for her inclusion in a recent American Banker article!!   https://comerica.sharepoint.com/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=%2FShared Documents%2FAmerican-Banker-100922%2Epdf&parent=%2FShared Documents 

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    Tricia Jones 10/18/2022 7:13 AM
    I heard a news article on PBS a while back about a thriving cottage trade - many Mexican immigrants will buy used goods at garage sales and sometimes thrift stores here for cheap and haul them back to Mexico where the items are cleaned up, repaired and resold.  Both enterprising and environmentally friendly!  

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    Tricia Jones 10/18/2022 7:08 AM
    It is amazing how much food is actually wasted!  In the zero waste challenge I've also been considering the packaging waste, especially plastic waste.  Getting fruit and veg delivered by a local farm coop has been great!  The box it comes in gets set out for reuse and there is very little packing - mostly paper.  Juices and smoothies are a great way to get rid of the leftovers, especially spinach and fruit.  Dirty rice or stir fry is great for a lot of the veggie leftovers.

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    Tricia Jones 10/14/2022 6:19 AM
    I realized if I could grow strawberries, basil and grape tomatoes at home (condo, no sun, so indoor garden) I'd save a LOT of plastic.  It is easy to get strawberries started in my Aerogarden seed deck, but so far, they haven't survived after transplanting to dirt.  I took a large plastic sherbert tub my Mom saved for me, cut holes in the top, added strawberry sprouts and am using a $10 fish tank air pump to create a hydroponic grower - so far, so good!  We'll see if they fruit.  If anyone has a trick for strawberries, indoor basil and tomatoes - let me know!!

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    Tricia Jones 10/12/2022 6:23 AM
    I started walking with my neighbor for 30-45 minutes at 7p each night - it has been a great replacement for screen time and healthy to!
  • Reflection Question
    Nourishing Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Tricia Jones 10/11/2022 6:33 AM
    Watched doc on Indigenous food - how resettling native peoples to lands where their traditional crops did not grow and providing rations of food that was totally foreign to their bodies has led to chronic health conditions through the generations.  

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    Tricia Jones 10/11/2022 6:30 AM
     Plastic clip broke off on my stick vacuum - used bungie cord to keep canister in place.  Works great because it allows me to remove, empty, replace canister easily.  Sorry, duct tape, you didn't make the cut!