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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Brett Musick

420 E Ohio Apartments

"I love our earth and try to do what I can to help preserve it. I am always looking to learn more about how my actions impact others and how I can do more to help our world. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 236 This Week
  • 691 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    278
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    198
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    64
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    11
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Brett's Actions

Community

Host a Watch Party

Do at Home

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

Do at Home

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

Do at Home

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

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 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

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Offset for Climate Justice

Do at Home

Greenhouse gases found in old refrigerants are up to 10,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide. I will help eliminate these gases through the purchase of offset credits to ensure we all have a planet we can thrive on.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes researching the impact of old harmful refrigerants on our environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Power Saving Settings

Do at Home

I will learn about and update the power saving settings on my computer to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Energy

Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household

Do at Home

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Brett Musick 10/15/2021 1:11 PM
    I loved setting aside time to play board games with my friends. Life moves so fast and sometimes its hard to set aside time for simple things like that! 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Brett Musick 10/09/2021 12:46 PM
    I use reusable straws daily instead of plastic ones. In addition I use my reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic. If I am ordering food delivery I always request to skip the utensils and use what I have at home instead. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Saving Settings
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Brett Musick 10/09/2021 12:44 PM
    I have been learning so much about things i can do - I have been opening my windows more instead of using fans and I have been more mindful of when I am turning lights on and off. There is so much more I can be doing and I am excited to continue learning. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Brett Musick 10/09/2021 12:43 PM
    I love running and being so close to the lake and getting to appreciate the amazing city I live in while I am active each day is one of the best parts of the location I am in. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Brett Musick 10/09/2021 12:42 PM
    I have always practiced gratitude in my every day because it makes me more aware of all of the things happening round me each day that I dont always appreciate. Practicing gratitude makes me a happier person. 

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    Brett Musick 10/09/2021 12:40 PM
    I am loving how much I am learning - I have been able to learn so much about what I already do and easy changes I can make to my day to day that make a huge impact! This challenge has been great and I cant wait to keep pushing myself to do more!