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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Jackie Day

CCM

"To become more aware of my environmental foot print and what I can do to help limit my trace on the environment."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 934 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    32
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    32
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    447
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    175
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    493
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    132
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    6
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    389
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    59
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Jackie's Actions

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 to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Mindfulness Practice

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 90 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

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

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

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

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 3 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

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

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 15 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 10 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jackie Day 4/21/2021 2:08 PM
    The final stretch is here! let's go CCM!!!! 

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    Jackie Day 4/21/2021 2:04 PM
    I choose to join this challenge to learn more about the impacts individuals can make on our environment. 
    The actions I began with were ones I could implement with little effort. Baby steps, as I completed each one I was curious to learn more about what I could do in different areas. I have learned a lot about different areas that I can participate in to make positive changes towards our environment. I am glad to have had this opportunity! 

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    Jackie Day 4/21/2021 1:58 PM
  • 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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    Jackie Day 4/21/2021 1:55 PM
    The amount of un recycled plastics. 
    The "islands" of garbage in our oceans and the effects it has on the 
    sea life. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspires you the most?

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    Jackie Day 4/21/2021 1:53 PM
    Purchasing food from local farms and/or CSA. 
    Knowing where my food comes from and how it is produced 
    has always been important to me. 

  • Reflection Question
    Food Advocate for More Food Options
    What changes would help food insecure regions have access to local, seasonal foods? How can your choices contribute to these changes?

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    Jackie Day 4/20/2021 3:56 PM
    Support local farms. attend local farmers markets or join in a farming co-op of food share. 

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    Jackie Day 4/20/2021 11:04 AM
    I am sorry to see the challenge end. I will continue to follow new habits I began during this challenge and to think about ways to better my environment in the future. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

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    Jackie Day 4/20/2021 11:02 AM
    Plastic grocery bags. I have moved to fabric bags. or recycle the plastic bag. 
    Plastic Straws. I do not use.
    Coffee cups. I use paper instead of Styrofoam, if I do not have a personal cup.
    Cold drink cups. I use a personal cup. 

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate for Greener Vehicles
    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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    Jackie Day 4/20/2021 10:58 AM
    Lower short term monetary costs of green vehicles. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Mindfulness Practice
    What best helped you with your Mindfulness Practice? How does Mindfulness keep you grounded and sustain your work with compassion?

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    Jackie Day 4/20/2021 10:56 AM
    Practicing mindfulness has increased my creativity and
    has brought forth clarity and focus on difficult decisions.