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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Maryl Fisher

EcoINL

"Live healthy and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,248 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    51
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    2,813
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    12
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning

Maryl's Actions

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the 'Learn More' resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 15 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 20 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 15
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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 5 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Health

Take Control

Both system 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

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  • Maryl Fisher's avatar
    Maryl Fisher 10/24/2018 3:53 PM
    Thanks EcoChallege! It has been a great journey and opportunity to focus on building sustainable habits.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Maryl Fisher 10/24/2018 3:51 PM
    Environmental irresponsibility impacts everyone in the community. Those who choose to be irresponsible shortchange themselves and others through their shortsightedness. When we choose to care for the environment we demonstrate good stewardship that not only impacts our surroundings but also our sense of community.

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    Maryl Fisher 10/23/2018 5:04 PM
    Great presentation today at CAES!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent where you live?

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    Maryl Fisher 10/23/2018 5:02 PM
    We had an interesting discussion in the CAES presentation today about community environmental efforts. One effort that impressed me was the “smartscape” landscaping to reduce water consumption. The challenge to implement more projects is the upfront cost.

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    Maryl Fisher 10/22/2018 2:01 PM
    Glad I had a chance to participate in the EcoChallenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Maryl Fisher 10/22/2018 1:59 PM
    No one lives in a vacuum; we are impacted by our surroundings. There are some aspects we have more control over, such as lifestyle choices. Our attitudes and actions also influence our health, the community as a whole and the environment. If we focus on making a positive impact on ourselves and the world around us then we can be a force to change things for the better.

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    Maryl Fisher 10/21/2018 7:20 PM
    Last few days of EcoChallenge - keep going strong
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Choose a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

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    Maryl Fisher 10/21/2018 7:16 PM
    Technology options such as Skype or FaceTime or web conferences can be used in place of some air travel

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    Maryl Fisher 10/19/2018 1:37 PM
    Great to see all the comments and posts during EcoChallenge

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    Maryl Fisher 10/18/2018 9:02 PM
    Can’t believe we are on day 16 already