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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Paula Walsh

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 925 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    51
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    62
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    570
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    14
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    810
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning

Paula's Actions

Enacting Equity

Research Indigenous & First Nations Communities

I will spend 120 learning about the past and present indigenous or first nation communities in my regions impacted by colonization, and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cultivating Communities

Use Muscle Power & Alternative Ways to Travel

Each day when I don't need to travel by car, I will use muscle-powered transportation and other alternative forms (e.g., walking, biking, car share, public transit, etc.).

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Personal Waste Audit

Each day, I will collect, track, or take a picture of all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to know how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Explore My Area

Each day, I will spend 30 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, which might include a park, water body, trail, etc.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Complete an Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, work, or other shared space to identify the next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 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 9
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Volunteer in My Community

I will volunteer 40 hour(s) for a nature-based event or another opportunity to support my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Eat Plant-Based Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Nourishing Food

What is My Food Supply Chain?

I will spend 60 minutes learning about my food supply chains, and complete a food waste audit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will spend 60 minutes learning about palm oil, coffee, cocoa, and other products known to contribute to deforestation, and replace or remove them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Balancing Consumption Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it often difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places?

    Paula Walsh's avatar
    Paula Walsh 10/23/2022 5:36 PM
    Because companies practice deceptive advertising strategies designed to convince you that their products are "green", "sustainable ", "eco-friendly", "fair trade" etc. when in reality most of these claims are entirely untrue. 

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    Paula Walsh 10/08/2022 3:29 PM
    Visited River Run Farm today for the first time

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    Paula Walsh 10/07/2022 3:46 PM
    Lots to learn and habits to change!
  • Reflection Question
    Nourishing Food What is My Food Supply Chain?
    What was the most surprising part of your food supply chain? Are there any problem areas that you are able to fix?

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    Paula Walsh 10/07/2022 3:42 PM
    That we both import and export the same products