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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Ron Pepple

Pepple / Cropper Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,085 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    64
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,063
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    160
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    340
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Ron's Actions

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 30 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

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

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

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Power Down the Computer

Do at Home

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

Do at Home

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY 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

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

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    Ron Pepple 10/17/2020 3:18 PM
    Love seeing the sun rise each morning! Such a great way to start a new day in a positive way, and I thank God every time I see it. Likewise, I love to see the sun set over our pool and lagoon, as a way to de-stress from the day. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community 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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    Ron Pepple 10/17/2020 3:12 PM
    Interesting, but no surprise, to see that our environmental issues are below average in Jax Beach. Also no surprise that 97% white population. 3% unemployed was a surprise, but old data. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Ron Pepple 10/17/2020 2:25 PM
    Loved spending time out hiking at UNF today. First time there, and loved visiting a new place outside with friends. Four hour hike, with no talk of Covid 19, politics, or social issues. Great exercise and great weather.  Kimberly and I will do this many times more as we prepare for our Tucson, AZ hiking trip 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Ron Pepple 10/14/2020 6:33 PM
    A green vehicle is probably in our distant future, and probably our next purchase. However, we dont drive much as it is, and will wait until after our current vehicle needs replace and more power stations are installed for electrical vehicles. Like to see that more and more EVs are being produced though

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    Ron Pepple 10/09/2020 6:20 PM
    We went shopping at the recently opened Whole Foods in our neighborhood today.  The Smart Seafood choice action in Ecochallenge pushed me to look for sustainable seafood options, and ALL of Whole Foods seafood is just that...
    "All the seafood in our Seafood department is Responsibly Farmed or sustainable wild-caught. Our seafood is traceable to farm or fishery, and we work hard to source it only from responsibly managed farms and abundant, well-managed wild fisheries. Year after year, we’re recognized by Greenpeace for our rigorous seafood sustainability practices."


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    Ron Pepple 10/08/2020 6:34 PM
    I have started swimming for my main source of exercise....something my doctor told me I should do instead of running several years ago.  Initially, I could only swim 10 minutes, but now I am up to 30 minutes.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Ron Pepple 10/08/2020 1:53 PM
    Reflection question....I didn't know we had a Florida advisory for eating fish.  Just started browsing it, but will learn a lot I am sure!!

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    Ron Pepple 10/08/2020 1:31 PM
    Five minute showers are a very easy way to reduce water usage. I had done this in the past, when we lived in Ohio, but forgot about it until this challenge series.  I realized by just having the water on long enough to get wet, wash with soap, and rinse off, that I am able to reduce not only water usage, but the amount of soap needed by 75%, because the soap isnt washed off the cloth by running water while I am using it.