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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
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,398 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    574
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    198
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    148
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    31
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Brett's Actions

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

DEIJ

Through my work I help to support an initiative on diversity, education, inclusion, and justice.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize Ecochallenge.org's discussion course A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World with my family, friends, co-workers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 15
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 17
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.

Completed
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 19
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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Brett Musick 10/28/2021 5:05 AM
    Can't believe its all over! Great work everyone!

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    Brett Musick 10/27/2021 6:42 PM
    I have loved getting my friends involved in this challenge, but I wish I would have done it sooner so they could have participated more from the start! Next time I want to make a larger effort to involve more of my personal network from the start! 

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    Brett Musick 10/27/2021 2:01 PM
    So sad this is the last day - but really it is just the beginning! 

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    Brett Musick 10/26/2021 8:14 PM
    I cant believe tomorrow is the last day of this challenge. I have gotten so much out of it and cant wait to keep my commitment going beyond the challenge! 

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    Brett Musick 10/26/2021 8:02 PM
    One of my favorite parts of this challenge has been getting to share it with friends and family to bring them into something I am passionate about in a way that is obtainable for them! 

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    Brett Musick 10/26/2021 8:01 PM
    I recently visited my family in Cleveland and helped my mom set up a more eco friendly garden in her garden room at home. This included teaching her about many of the ecochallenge tools and how she could do more with what she has already to be environmentally cautious. 

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    Brett Musick 10/26/2021 7:53 PM
    I introduced this challenge to all of my coworkers today at a conference and we collectively decided to try to cut down our waste while here! 

    • Max Nachman's avatar
      Max Nachman 10/26/2021 8:11 PM
      Thanks for bringing this awesome challenge to my attention today! Really a highlight of the conference! 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Brett Musick 10/26/2021 7:52 PM
    I got to spend time at my place of work thinking creatively about how we address issues in our organization and how to fix them. Working collaboratively with my team helped us solve for large scale problems! 

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    Brett Musick 10/25/2021 3:37 PM
    I love that I can bring my work into this challenge and merge my passion for community justice with my job. 

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    Brett Musick 10/25/2021 3:31 PM
    I have loved this challenge and can't wait to continue my learning when it is over!