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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Mackenzie Stabenow

Brighton Agency

"There's Only One Earth!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 955 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    4.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    54
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    19
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    12
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    5.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

Mackenzie's Actions

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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party with 5 friends and/or colleagues to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an environmental issue that matters to me.

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

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

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/24/2018 8:31 AM
    Looking forward to seeing the impact we made in the Eco-Challenge!

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/24/2018 8:24 AM
    Been doing a much better job at recycling at home too! Being Eco-friendly truly isn't that hard!

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/23/2018 3:35 PM
    Last day of the Eco-Challenge! Let's not stop our consciousness just because the month is ending!

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/23/2018 2:07 PM
    The ecochallenege has been really eye opening! There are so many more things I can do to help the environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/23/2018 2:01 PM
    I was surprised at how much my energy footprint spikes in the summer due to my extreme obsessiveness to keep the thermostat at 68/69. I hate being hot! I think I'll start changing during the day when Im out of the house. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent where you live?

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/23/2018 1:59 PM
    Our carbon footprints are quite large here because of the lack of good public transportation. However, I think that we can improve that by ride share. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a House Party
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/23/2018 1:57 PM
    Environmental quality influences the activities you can participate in, in your community! Earth Day is one of the most wonderful days in Forrest Park. All because of the environment. 
  • 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?

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/22/2018 1:05 PM
    My boyfriend and I planted some basil! It's in a small windowsill garden pot. We cant wait to use it in pasta!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    Amongst the motivations for foraging are: a source of food; means of income; connecting with nature; cultural tradition; or transmitting "local ecological knowledge, and a means for stewarding local and native plant populations" (McLain et al. 2012, 13). Which of these would be your chief motivation and why?

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/22/2018 12:59 PM
    Connecting with nature would be my main motivation. I love being outdoors and spending time with friends when outdoors. Spending time with my feet in the grass, dirt, river.... it's awesome!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Mackenzie Stabenow 10/22/2018 12:57 PM
    This past weekend I went to a park I frequent and tried out a new trail. It's so peaceful to smell the fresh air especially when I live in a city area. My calves are killing me from the 4 mile hike tho!