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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Ryan Misley

YESS-Youth Engaged in Sustainable Solutions

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 515 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    26
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    152
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    464
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    522
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    312
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    13
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    72
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Ryan's Actions

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

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 10 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

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 7 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

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

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

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

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

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Water

Go to a Salmon Safe Carwash

I will wash my car at my local car wash instead of my street, driveway or parking lot.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

Do at Home

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 20 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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

Do at Home

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Spend Time Outside

Do at Home

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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 10 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

I will use the resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Ryan Misley's avatar
    Ryan Misley 10/19/2021 9:43 AM
    Help my local Environmental Club build a Certified Schoolyard Native
    Wildlife Habitat 

  • Ryan Misley's avatar
    Ryan Misley 9/28/2021 12:54 PM
    Welcome to the YESS, Youth Engaged in Sustainable Solutions Team, I am looking forward to getting started! Kick-off is October 6th so don't forget to recruit a friend or 2 to participate as well.