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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Steph Leach

EcoWarriors - EcoTeam

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 405 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    56
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    donations
    made
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    126
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Steph's Actions

Community

Sign Up to Vote

Do at Home

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch the Lawn

Do at Home

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Do at Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 3 gallons (11 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Do at Home

I will save up to 8 gallons (32 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow shower-head.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Family Game Hour

Do at Home

I will spend quality time with family and friends by playing low-tech game(s) and/or through the spirit of imagination.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research My Investment Portfolio

Do at Home

I will find out what stocks and bonds are in my investment account portfolio to determine if they align with my values (e.g. environmental, social responsibility, community).

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

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.

Uncompleted
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

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

Do at Home

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 45 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

Do at Home

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next 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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

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

Simplicity

Buy Nothing

I will refrain from buying anything throughout the month (other than what is needed for health and safety) and instead live with what I have or learn about Buy Nothing groups in my area.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

Do at Home

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 6 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

Do at Home

I will raise money to support Ecochallenge.org or another nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Mindfulness Practice

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 240 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 240 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Steph Leach's avatar
    Steph Leach 10/06/2021 7:20 AM
    I'm a competitive person so I'm trying to challenge myself to be better at things I already think I'm doing well and explore new ways I can live more sustainably. One way I'm making an improvement is buying more small towels to use for spills instead of relying on paper towels! 

  • Steph Leach's avatar
    Steph Leach 9/30/2021 12:34 PM
    Welcome fellow EcoTeam members! I'm looking forward to spending the next month competing with you and hopefully making a lasting impact in our community and the environment. Don't forget to share the EcoChallenge with your colleagues and encourage them to start their own team. Keep in mine, we want to limit teams to 8 people if we can so teams are eligible for EcoTeam prizes.

    So happy to have you all on my team!

    Your Baltimore EcoTeam President,
    Stephanie Leach