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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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James McPhail

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

"Leave a healthy planet for my grandkids"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,366 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    715
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    210
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    315
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    522
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    whole food meals
    consumed

James's Actions

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 20 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

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

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 19
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

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 20 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 15 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 45 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

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

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 10 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 3 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

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 5 meatless meal(s) and/or 5 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 30 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    James McPhail 10/24/2018 8:40 PM
    Staying busy reduces my appetite & time to eat. Green by supporting fine causes, lots of exercise, healthy snacks

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    James McPhail 10/23/2018 6:08 PM
    Heartening to see more climate action groups spring up in Calgary! A little more consolidation & off to the races!

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    James McPhail 10/22/2018 7:45 PM
    Increasing number of shank's mare trips for groceries, etc. Sure get a more detailed knowledge of the community!

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    James McPhail 10/21/2018 7:48 PM
    Lawn dug out, next is ordering compost & more loam, laying down seeds to root thru Winter so that Spring rains won't wash away the soil

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    James McPhail 10/20/2018 9:06 PM
    Still working on the garden prep, want bedding plants in before freeze-up

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    James McPhail 10/19/2018 10:10 PM
    Yay, my Air Fryer - no to little oil, much less power used, much faster to cook, good when I'm late planning a meal

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    James McPhail 10/18/2018 7:54 PM
    Boy, the effects of more beans in the diet! Heartburn and fewer friends!

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    James McPhail 10/17/2018 7:53 PM
    What gives with people we don't know joining the team, not responding to messages and not doing any of the challenges? Odd.

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    James McPhail 10/15/2018 6:52 PM
    Since the Spring EcoChallenge showed me the waste in our fridge I have been cooking more creatively to use small portions sitting in the back of the fridge

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    James McPhail 10/14/2018 7:34 PM
    3 tasty meals without meat today. Didn't even notice till evening, all tasty.