October 3 - October 24, 2018

Paul Parker

EcoINL

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,792 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    60
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    350
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1,200
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    720
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 100 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 100 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 60 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time 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

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 60 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 60 minute(s)

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Paul Parker 10/16/2018 5:57 AM
    limiting social media is getting hard because my wife went off social media and she has me look some things up for her
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

    Paul Parker 10/15/2018 6:09 AM
    I think the whole community is affected by the environmental degradation. i think they are effected by the way they act, there mood and there happiness
  • 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?

    Paul Parker 10/15/2018 6:06 AM
    I really believe that your environmental factors play a very big role in my health
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

    Paul Parker 10/11/2018 6:30 AM
    Its impotent because they help our plant life around us

  • Paul Parker 10/11/2018 5:54 AM
    Still going well i am liking the program

  • Paul Parker 10/10/2018 12:27 PM
    The daily challenges are getting easier

  • Paul Parker 10/09/2018 5:54 AM
    its been good to help the environment out 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? Do you think this might enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    Paul Parker 10/08/2018 6:05 AM
    ya i think producing your own food makes life better
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join my Neighborhood Association
    How can your community support inclusive decision making?

    Paul Parker 10/08/2018 6:02 AM
    by getting more diverse people in the community

  • Paul Parker 10/08/2018 5:55 AM
    The challenges are helping me get into a better mind set