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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Kim henricus

EcoINL

"Ecochallenge is awesome"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,186 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    1
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    990
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    820
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    1,230
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    88
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    660
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • UP TO
    540
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kim's actions

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 15 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 per faucet every day.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not working or studying.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 45-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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
    Energy Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Kim henricus 10/24/2018 9:44 AM
    I think we need to protect our environment 

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    Kim henricus 10/24/2018 9:25 AM
    Really enjoyed the ecochallenge

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    Kim henricus 10/22/2018 6:44 AM
    Really have saved a ton of money with the needs vs wants challenge; Looking forward to continuing this beyond the challenge.

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    Kim henricus 10/22/2018 6:43 AM
    Feeling happy about this challenge. Surprised how fast this is ending.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

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    Kim henricus 10/22/2018 6:42 AM
    This brings everything back locally and supports sustainability.

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    Kim henricus 10/17/2018 11:54 AM
    Traveling in Oregon.  The state has more stringent recyling policies than Idaho.

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    Kim henricus 10/15/2018 12:41 PM
    Really do love to buy and support local. 

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    Kim henricus 10/15/2018 12:39 PM
    Going good! Definitely paying attention to items made in the US

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    Kim henricus 10/13/2018 8:54 PM
    Some of these goals are difficult to do when on vacation
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Kim henricus 10/11/2018 10:08 AM
    Pollinators help plants. Plants feed us.