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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Kristen Olsen

CLEAResult Consulting Inc.

"EcoChallenge - Foster harmony with Earth by providing educational experiences, creating opportunities for discussion and community building, and conserving natural areas."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,786 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.6
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    27
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    9.7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    370
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    22
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    670
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    water footprints
    calculated
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    678
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

Kristen's Actions

Nourishing Food

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will spend 5 minutes learning about palm oil, coffee, cocoa, and other products known to contribute to deforestation, and replace or remove them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Make Zero-Waste Meals

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nourishing Food

Advocate for Equitable Food Access

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for equitable food options at work, campus, or in the spaces I frequent by contacting community leaders and/or doing other advocacy actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Compost Food Scraps

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Explore My Area

Each day, I will spend 10 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, which might include a park, water body, trail, etc.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 10 minute(s) per day typically spent inside and often with electronics with quality time outside walking, exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, observing nature, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Take Shorter Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute or less showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Calculate My Water Footprint

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Kristen Olsen's avatar
    Kristen Olsen 10/25/2022 5:45 AM
    As we are winding down, with one day left, what was your biggest challenge?

    • Erin Dennis's avatar
      Erin Dennis 10/25/2022 8:22 AM
      Mine has definitely been food waste. I started logging it, and even with planning meals, we haven't decreased as much as I thought we would. But we'll continue to try!!!

  • Kristen Olsen's avatar
    Kristen Olsen 10/24/2022 5:02 AM
    Only 2 more days people - we are at the finish line! Let's end strong!

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    Kristen Olsen 10/20/2022 1:20 PM
    6 more days remaining - we are making a difference.

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    Kristen Olsen 10/19/2022 10:34 AM
    How is everyone doing today? 

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    Kristen Olsen 10/18/2022 5:43 AM
    I hope everyone is enjoying their new 'habits'

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    Kristen Olsen 10/17/2022 5:21 AM
    If you have Netflix, I recommend watching, 'The Minimalists: Less Is Now' documentary. 

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    Kristen Olsen 10/15/2022 9:51 AM
    I hope everyone is having a great weekend

    • Mary Hanks's avatar
      Mary Hanks 10/22/2022 11:07 AM
      Thank you! I like to think the world is a little bit healthier because of the effort we've all put into this challenge. 

  • Kristen Olsen's avatar
    Kristen Olsen 10/14/2022 5:04 AM
    So, I was driving to another town and thought about saving gas and wondered, does using cruise control really save gas.  So, I googled it and found, yes, it does! The reason why cruise control can help to save gas is that when accelerating or decelerating by placing the foot over the pedals the engine uses more gas. 

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    Kristen Olsen 10/13/2022 5:41 AM
    How is everyone doing? Anyone having any challenges?

    • Erin Dennis's avatar
      Erin Dennis 10/13/2022 6:23 AM
      I just posted how I gave in to Amazon Prime Day Deals yesterday and not for anything I need. Trying not to be too hard on myself. But on the plus side, We have reduced our food waste these past two weeks and used less water! I love this challenge, because it's so eye-opening. 

  • Kristen Olsen's avatar
    Kristen Olsen 10/12/2022 5:25 AM
    “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” – Anne Marie Bonneau