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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Violet Taraya

KCIA GREEN TEAM

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 558 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning

Violet's Actions

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

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

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 15 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 35-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 10 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Violet Taraya's avatar
    Violet Taraya 10/23/2018 1:20 PM
    I really like cheese. :)))
  • 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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    Violet Taraya 10/23/2018 1:17 PM
    My mom, my brother and I do plant herbs and vegetables, and it's amazing. We use many types of types of gardening, like hanging baskets and plots of land.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Violet Taraya 10/23/2018 1:12 PM
    It is very important to keep everything balanced, and it does all connect in a way. My personal health depends on community and environmental health, and the community health is based on my and others' personal health.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Violet Taraya 10/23/2018 1:06 PM
    Meat is very widely advertised on T.V. and served in restaurants, so I feel people are affected by the pressures of society to like and eat and enjoy meat. This says that a lot of people are influenced by media to make their decisions. We could start advertising less red meat and more healthier alternatives. We could also help by promoting vegetarian culture.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Violet Taraya 10/19/2018 12:37 PM
    I did, I noticed things I wouldn't have noticed before about my neighborhood. I usually just go on my phone when I'm in a car, but I really got to look around when I went on my walk.

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    Violet Taraya 10/18/2018 12:25 PM
    I feel these challenges have really been helping me become a better person, and become more aware about my community and the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Violet Taraya 10/18/2018 12:22 PM
    I could help conserve more water, I can help advocate for healthier and more locally sourced food, I can start growing my own food and making them instead of buying packaged and processed goods. I could also help and advocate for more recycling awareness. There is a lot I can do, and a lot of what others can do. If we are all determined and caring enough we could work together to change the world.

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      Lora Jones 10/20/2018 8:12 PM
      Excellent response, Violet! Not buying packaged and processed foods and growing your own is ideal....The food would be tastier and less plastic!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Violet Taraya 10/11/2018 12:37 PM
    I think that we, being a city, although we have many volunteers and organizations helping the community, still are making more pollution than we are helping clear pollution. As a local community, I think we are doing a lot to maintain a healthy world, though.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement
    Who is affected by polluted water or a lack of access to water in your region? How are they affected?

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    Violet Taraya 10/11/2018 12:28 PM
    I think learning about water conservation is very important, and I think it's very good information to spread around. I love learning about how I can help save water and keep it clean. I've started to drink more purified water, and have stopped watering my lawn as much as I used to. :))
  • 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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    Violet Taraya 10/09/2018 1:21 PM
    I have been noticing that some things cannot be recycled, or at least put in the recycling bin, and not only will I be more aware of what I use, I will use less non-recyclable stuff :D