October 2 - October 23, 2019

Julie Sinistore

WSP USA

"Walk your talk or shut up."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,629 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    145
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    40
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    44
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    66
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    22
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work, on campus and/or in the spaces I frequent.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

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 Challenge

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 5 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

High Impact Action Track

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Health

I will spend 15 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party with 40 friends and/or colleagues to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an environmental issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own Action

Host a Lunch and Learn on sustainable building

I'll host a lunch and learn at my office and virtually for colleagues across the country to join on sustainable building techniques like passive house and using found materials.

COMPLETED -1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Julie Sinistore 10/23/2019 2:24 PM
    Posted pictures from today's talk. We had 7 people in person and 25 online participants!

  • Julie Sinistore 10/23/2019 2:23 PM

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  • Julie Sinistore 10/23/2019 1:54 PM
    Sharing the slides from today's presentation on Earthships:

  • Julie Sinistore 10/23/2019 1:33 PM
    Thank you so much everyone who tuned in or attended in person Adam's presentation on Earthships. I will send out the slides shortly. Please remember to log your points for this presentation. :)

  • Julie Sinistore 10/23/2019 8:43 AM
    I got a response from my letter to representative Merkley on food insecurity! It seems like a bit of a form letter, but I'm impressed I got a response! See below:

    Thank you for contacting me to express your views on nutrition provisions in the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Agriculture Appropriations bill. I appreciate hearing from you.

    I have heard from many Oregonians who support efforts to reduce the amount of sodium in school meals and increase consumer transparency through Nutrition Facts labeling. I have long believed that consumers have a right to know what is in their food. A clearly worded Nutrition Facts label is the most commonsense way to bring more transparency to consumers so they can make more informed decisions. You will be pleased to know that Section 755 of the bill does not include restrictions on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) sodium reduction efforts.

    The FY20 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which I helped write as the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development, was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 19, 2019 and must now go before the full Senate for consideration. The House of Representatives has passed a different version of this bill that includes funding for sodium reduction technical assistance and FDA’s consumer-awareness campaigns on Nutrition Facts labeling. Eventually, the differences between the two must be reconciled.

    I have and will continue to advocate for adequate funding for federal nutrition programs and labeling information that is transparent for all Americans. Please know that I am deeply engaged in this process and I will keep your views in mind as the legislation moves forward.

    Again, I appreciate you contacting me. I hope you will continue to send your observations and thoughts my way.

    All my best,

    Jeffrey A. Merkley
    United States Senator
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

    Julie Sinistore 10/23/2019 7:40 AM
    I deal with stress by meditating for 10 minutes every day using an app, trying to get enough sleep and exercising both in relaxing ways like yoga and ways that raise my heart rate like running and Taekwondo.

  • Julie Sinistore 10/23/2019 7:20 AM
    Really looking forward to Adam's presentation on Earthships today. I hope everyone can attend!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

    Julie Sinistore 10/22/2019 10:25 AM
    My colleague in the Portland office found a place to recycle jeans right near our office! I've also heard that Levis will take back jeans and Nike will take back athletic shoes.