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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
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    660
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    88
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    540
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    990
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,230
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    820
    minutes
    spent learning

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

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  • 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.