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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Andrew Razanauskas

CCM

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 306 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    206
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    206
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    151
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    donation
    made
  • UP TO
    380
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    1
    person
    helped
  • UP TO
    12
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    4
    hours
    volunteered

Andrew's actions

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 6 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will travel by bike 10 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Restorative Justice

I will spend 30 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 20 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 60 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community Help Others
    In your opinion, how do social inequalities diminish a strong sense of community?

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    Andrew Razanauskas 4/14/2021 10:14 AM
    I think structural social inequities drive deeper wedges in communities because they tend to be cyclical. Laws and policies contribute to expanding the wealth gap, gender pay gap, racial economic disparities, gentrification, and many other issues that create or advance inequality. As these divides become more prominent, it can create a sense of "otherness," which can make people cling to only those within their particular socioeconomic status and identity.  It hurts our communal pursuit of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice if we have a distorted view of our 'community,' reinforced by structures in place.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community Support Businesses Owned by People of Color
    A recent Keen Independent Research Foundation study found that Minority Businesses Enterprises (MBEs) are more likely to have difficulties in receiving loans or city contracts. In what ways can you work to address systemic racism like that demonstrated in this study?

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    Andrew Razanauskas 4/09/2021 6:47 AM
    I think that supporting businesses owned by BIPOC is vital to addressing systemic racism; support, I believe, can be not just financial but also through promotion and advocacy.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking, or driving?

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    Andrew Razanauskas 4/08/2021 7:44 AM
    Biking has helped inform me of key landmarks in my community, which draws my interest in learning more. I bike more for exercise than commute, so my engagement with others is very limited. However, I'm gaining a better directional sense and uncovering uncharted areas for future activities and engagement. 
  • 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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    Andrew Razanauskas 4/08/2021 7:40 AM
    Right now I'm working with Project SHARE, a non-profit food bank in Carlisle, to organize a food truck fundraising event. Proceeds to SHARE will be directed towards sourcing adequate nourishment for those living below the poverty line or who are food insecure in Carlisle. I can continue partnering with SHARE efforts and make the community more sustainable by providing freshly-sourced food options, helping to nourish the community, and providing a positive atmosphere for clients and fellow volunteers alike.