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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Jena Levy

Gerding Edlen

"Challenge accepted. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 793 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,104
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Jena's 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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 15
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jena Levy 10/24/2018 2:50 PM
    I can't believe it's the last day of the ecochallenge! it's been a great couple of weeks. I wish I would have completed more, but feel good about what I was able to accomplish. Great job everyone! 

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    Jena Levy 10/15/2018 11:11 PM
    I just finished the first episode of the series, Rotten—a six-part Netflix docuseries. It was incredible. The first episode covered the romance of bee keeping. This unfortunately included the illegal import of Chinese honey and the adulteration of honey, which includes added syrup fillers. Ugh! Moreover, the episode discussed the migration of bees to California in the winter to pollinate almond trees; and bee heists, which happen more than you would think. The show was sad, but informative. Looking forward to the next five episodes!

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    Jena Levy 10/15/2018 8:52 PM
    I had a hard time completing challenges this past weekend, but looking forward to a new week! 

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    Jena Levy 10/12/2018 7:04 PM
    Day 12. My challenges have been harder to accomplish while I've been in Boston, but today and yesterday I started to hit my groove. I've been reusing an empty glass san pelligrino bottle for water, and carry my larger purse around to put purchases in. I also have made a point to get those 20 minutes of exercise in—which has been absolutely the hardest part. I took public transportation all over boston today, and although that's not one of my challenges, it felt fitting! 

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    Jena Levy 10/10/2018 7:35 PM
    Day 1 of EcoChallenge Travel edition went better as expected. I ALMOST completed all of my challenges! I forgot my reuseable water bottle at home, so instead of not drinking any water (not a good idea), I opted for a plastic water bottle. I did however, get in a late night hotel work-out session and didn't accept a plastic bag for my airport lunch!! 

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    Jena Levy 10/09/2018 3:00 PM
    Day 7!!  WooHoo! I'm traveling this week, so looking forward to checking off challenges outside of my usual routine. Hopefully I can keep up!!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Jena Levy 10/07/2018 8:04 PM
    By doing this research, I learned that environmental factors contribute to my health in ways I never even knew about or would have though of. It was overwhelming at first to read about all of the potential side effects of exposure, but now I feel more educated and in a better position to make healthier decisions moving forward. 

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    Jena Levy 10/07/2018 8:00 PM
    I spent a lot of time today researching toxic cleaning and beauty products today. During an audit of what I use at home, I realized that most all of my makeup is pretty clean—certified organic. I do use a lot of toxic cleaning products though, so today I whipped up a batch of DIY multi-purpose cleaner! 

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    Jena Levy 10/07/2018 12:26 PM
    Ladies: https://www.annmariegianni.com/toxic-chemicals-in-makeup-industry/ 

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    Jena Levy 10/07/2018 12:17 PM
    Today I'm going to tackle (hopefully) a couple of my one-time challenges. First up, researching toxic chemicals in cleaning products!