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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Kevin Young

CCM

"To make a positive change for the plant one day at a time!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,633 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    0
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    0
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    156
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    17
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    122
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    8
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Kevin's Actions

Food

Join a Local CSA

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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

Advocate for More Food Options

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

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

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 20 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 20 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

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

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

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 20 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 60 minute(s)

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 10 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:05 AM
    We will buy more reusable containers
  • 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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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:05 AM
    The communities immediately surrounding the waste site are most impacted, but also any of the roads leading to the waste site will see the effect
  • 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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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:04 AM
    Clearing farmland and forests for lavish neighborhoods does incredible damage to the planet
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Tour A Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you tour? What did you learn?

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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:03 AM
    I like how our local yard waste site recycles branches and brush for mulch
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:03 AM
    Stop thinking that the old way is the best way
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. 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?

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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:02 AM
    I found spots to recycle phones, appliances and old batteries
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:01 AM
    I don't think global food systems are good for our future and obviously effects our localized food systems
  • 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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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:01 AM
    Supporting local farmers is critical for a local economy
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:00 AM
    I like buying local farmers market produce so i can talk to the farmer and find out how he grows it
  • 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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    Kevin Young 4/21/2021 6:00 AM
    Finding ways of preserving food in a more natural way for transport