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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Cara Senn

UWL ENV Braun

"Speak for the trees"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 653 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning

Cara's Actions

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY 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

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

    Cara Senn's avatar
    Cara Senn 10/08/2018 9:25 PM
    Humans tend to be in control of their environments, at work, school, home, etc., but the outdoors are not always controllable like the indoors are. Spending time in the wilderness beyond our control helps to put us in our place not as the masters of our environment but rather as a partner of it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

    Cara Senn's avatar
    Cara Senn 10/08/2018 9:22 PM
    I carry as many things as I can in my hands, even if I look ridiculous. If I need to, I will use a cart or a basket and return it when finished. I think the best way to solve the issue is to eliminate bags in stores, forcing people to bring their own if its' such a big deal to have bags.