October 3 - October 24, 2018

Mary McGovern

Gerding Edlen

"To incorporate my eco challenges into my daily life through awareness and the ability to become flexible in my habits for the benefit of the environment!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,509 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    22
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    22
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    44
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    44
    minutes
    being mindful

Challenges

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 5 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 5 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 Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 2 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.65 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Mary McGovern 10/24/2018 7:13 PM
    Paper straws and recyclable cups from Down to Earth...ECO Aloha Spirit!

  • Mary McGovern 10/24/2018 5:48 PM
    Nice to have lunch in an eco friendly box with a biodegradable bag to carry it in...Go Aloha Spirit at Morning Glory
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

    Mary McGovern 10/24/2018 1:08 PM
    I will work with Renee and Hannah to make sure our sites are offering green power/renewable energy options!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

    Mary McGovern 10/24/2018 12:49 PM
    I take my dog barney on a few walks everyday, I get to know my neighbors, local businesses better than I would have if I didn't have him to get me out of the house.

  • Mary McGovern 10/24/2018 12:25 PM
    Final day! Go Green is the new black!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

    Mary McGovern 10/24/2018 12:23 PM
    While we have less than other areas, air pollution is always a concern especially with the recent wildfires
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

    Mary McGovern 10/24/2018 12:22 PM
    I'm in an apartment so the only way for me to garden is a windowsill garden
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

    Mary McGovern 10/23/2018 8:13 PM
    Jenna taught both Julia and myself the basics of food preservation! I’m in Hawaii right now but would like to do more peppers, Jenna gave me a ton from her garden this year!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Mary McGovern 10/23/2018 8:10 PM
    Definitely buy from the farmers market more. I went to the one here in kakaako and it was great!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Mary McGovern 10/23/2018 8:03 PM
    Reducing paper mail makes me happy! The less I have to shred the better!
    The next step is to add more of my snail mail into my email.