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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Jennifer Reece

HP Vancouver USA

"To do more for others in my community and country through voter empowerment volunteering, education, and supporting black-owned businesses."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,612 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    donations
    made
  • up to
    662
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    315
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    204
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Jennifer's Actions

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

Do at Home

I will raise money to support Ecochallenge.org or another nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join My Neighborhood Association

Do at Home

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group of decision makers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express My Support

Do at Home

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

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

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

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Donate to or Volunteer for Low-Income Solar Initiatives

Do at Home

Whether it's by donating or volunteering, I will research the benefits of low-income solar and find out how I can support low-income solar initiatives in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

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

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

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Do at Home

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Take Control

Do at Home

Both systemic and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

Do at Home

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 3 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

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

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 40 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 16
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

Health

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Do at Home

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:14 PM
    I did more related to social justice for this EcoChallenge and learned a lot.  I plan to find a way to volunteer more regularly to help disadvantaged minorities.  This website is a good resource to find local organizations:  https://www.actlocal.network/directory
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, school, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:11 PM
    I can carpool more often with colleagues to work and use car shares when my bike isn't a good option.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:07 PM
    I try to buy most of my clothes from secondhand stores or get them free from clothing exchange parties, which are a really fun and no cost way to try new clothes and fashions!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:06 PM
    Plastic pollution is a huge issue for ocean life due to the fish and birds eating the plastic particles, which can kill the animals or release toxins into them that end up in the human food chain.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:01 PM
    I like to buy from farmer's markets and go to local farms, when possible.  It's good to support our local farmers from a social and environmental perspective, since it reduced GHG emissions and contributes to a thriving community.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household
    What kinds of discussions did you have, or are you hoping to have with friends about climate change?

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    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 5:59 PM
    I discussed the result of calculating my carbon footprint with some family members and plan to post my actions on social media
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Offset for Climate Justice
    What did you learn from the resources? What did you discover from the offset calculator?

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    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 5:58 PM
    I learned that there are still sources of ozone depleting substances, such as building insulation foam and refrigerators, that are leaking large amounts into the atmosphere.  The offset calculator showed the impact of my household, which I plan to try to reduce and then offset.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Donate to or Volunteer for Low-Income Solar Initiatives
    Equitable access, environmental justice and creating employment opportunities are just a few advantages of low-income solar programs. Can you think of other benefits that could come from initiatives like this? Which advantages of low-income solar do you find the most compelling?

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    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 5:50 PM
    In addition to the social benefits, low-income solar will help reduce GHG emissions.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Jennifer Reece 10/27/2020 10:47 AM
    I learned more about the oppression of women from watching the documentary "RBG" and it made me feel sad but also inspired by what RBG did to fight for rights for everyone.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Jennifer Reece 10/27/2020 10:44 AM
    Host or participate in volunteer events that pick up garbage or plant native trees/plants.