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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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vincent stefani

Umatilla School District

"Together, we build a more sustainable world."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,683 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    16
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    128
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    455
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    16
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    455
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    344
    gallons of water
    have been saved

vincent'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: Healing and Renewal

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 2 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses, such as 'Reconnecting with Earth', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 1 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign Up to Vote

Do at Home

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

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

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

Simplicity

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

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

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn It Off

Do at Home

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Do at Home

I will save up to 8 gallons (32 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow shower-head.

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

Do at Home

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 16 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

Do at Home

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 5:18 PM
    Today is coming to an end, this challenge was very helpful!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Research Restorative Justice
    How can Restorative Justice help foster the well-being of both people and planet?

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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 5:17 PM
    Restorative justice, can probably help out in a lot of different cases. I like the idea behind it and would like to see it used more often.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 3:03 PM
    Thinking creatively is a good approach, it allows you to think outside the box. Not just thinking about a short term fix to a problem. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Learn About Constructive Communication
    How can you, your loved ones, the community, and environment all benefit from constructive communication?

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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 2:59 PM
    Because constructive communication preserves a positive relationship between communicators while addressing problems.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 2:56 PM
    I think its a good thing to do more often with others.  
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 2:43 PM
    There's a bus stop about a block from my place, I will go pick up trash around that area. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Organize a Course
    What would you like to discuss about nature, the environment, or sustainability with your family, friends, coworkers or classmates?

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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 7:43 AM
    I talk to my family about both of those, nature and environment and how it is important to take care of both of them. 
  • 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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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 7:38 AM
    By far the most concerning would have to be air pollution. That would be both local and global. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 7:28 AM
    There is a waste site within my town, A lot of the waste that is taken there is usually transported to other locations. I don't see it having an affected on the community.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Work From Home
    It takes the average worker in the United States 26 minutes to travel to work. One way to fix long commutes would be to make cities more affordable. An even simpler option: promote the use of telework. How have you used technology to replace in-person meetings or work this year?

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    vincent stefani 10/27/2021 7:24 AM
    For me this wouldn't be easy to achieve. During the last year there has been a lot more zoom calls. Such as doctors appointments, work meetings, and online schooling. Keeping these options will be beneficial.