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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Zoid Poterack

ACNC Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 586 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8.8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    24
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    20
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning

Zoid's Actions

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 30 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

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Zoid Poterack 10/24/2018 2:38 PM
    I did find that stores I go to a lot, like Target, collect soft plastics - not just grocery bags, but other soft plastics like bread bags, produce bags, and even zip-lock bags. It would be relatively easily for me to take those items to a recycling bin.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspire you the most?

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    Zoid Poterack 10/24/2018 9:50 AM
    I'm really looking forward to having seasonal, fresh produce that will inspire me to cook more and try different dishes. I love the idea of getting a variety depending on the season, and I'm hoping to get some produce I haven't cooked with before. The CSA I found also has a blog with recipes that I'm looking forward to trying!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Zoid Poterack 10/10/2018 8:26 AM
    Exploring a new hiking trail gave me a new appreciation for the part of Phoenix where I live. We have so many beautiful mountains and buttes!
  • 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?

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    Zoid Poterack 10/09/2018 7:49 AM
    It feels really good to know I'm not going to have a ton of paper bills in the mail anymore! I'm going to be more diligent about getting myself off mailing lists and paying past due bills so that I can reduce my paper mail even more.