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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Angela Main

EFI

"The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for- Go Green! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,634 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    74
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    428
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    656
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    830
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    7
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    90
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Angela's Actions

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

Do at Home

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 45 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Waste

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

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

Nature

Do Nature Activities

Do at Home

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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 22
DAILY 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

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.

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 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 3 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Angela Main 10/28/2020 6:15 AM
    This challenge has really opened my eyes. It's been fun and allowed me to learned alot of interesting facts. I plan on continuing some of these actions to help make a better world! 🌎

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    Angela Main 10/27/2020 9:13 PM

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      Angela Main 10/27/2020 9:14 PM
      Purchased an Apple tree to plant in our yard. One day this tree will produce fruit for our family to enjoy along with being a reminder to me of this challenge!  

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    Angela Main 10/27/2020 8:03 AM
     If everyone changed one habit or did one small thing to help the environment just think of the difference that could make! 

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    Angela Main 10/26/2020 6:53 AM
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repeat! ♻

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    Angela Main 10/25/2020 7:22 PM
    We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling.

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    Angela Main 10/24/2020 10:19 PM
    A article I read stated the following..."Just as it finally became clear that recycling is one of the top ways to help save the planet, the onset of the Coronavirus economy has pushed it way down on the list of priorities.  But the pandemic may be creating a new urgency to not only recycle but re-purpose more materials." 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

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    Angela Main 10/24/2020 10:15 PM
    Salem Lake is the largest natural body of water near me in Winston Salem, NC. Runoff's or moving water may strip nutrients from the soil and pick up pollutants, dirt, and other undesirables, flushing them into nearby bodies of water.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degradation and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Angela Main 10/23/2020 11:56 AM
    "Climate change is an environmental justice issue because communities exposed to racial and class exploitation are suffering the most, with the least control over material resources." 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Angela Main 10/23/2020 11:28 AM
    Another way to protect the environment would be to recycle. We now have two large recycle cans as we try to recycle as much as possible in our home. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Angela Main 10/23/2020 11:21 AM
    Some foods that I would like to preserve for our home would be tomato's and green beans! We recently received a starter bag of Amish Friendship bread and enjoyed the process of 10 days that it took to make it. The anticipation of getting to make the bread made it an enjoyable learning process for our whole family!