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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Emily Malaga Thompson

Legacy Health

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 845 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    24
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • UP TO
    1
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    550
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    270
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    44
    people
    helped
  • UP TO
    1
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    44
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Emily Malaga's actions

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED
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

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 90 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 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

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 2 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

UNCOMPLETED
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

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 25 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Emily Malaga Thompson 10/16/2018 2:11 PM
    Keep a glass container in the freezer for scraps to make stock. Or, feed to your chickens for extra nutritious eggs! ( is that cheating?)

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    Emily Malaga Thompson 10/15/2018 10:41 AM
    My biggest goal in this challenge is to help others in my household choose better products and avoid all plastics. There is so much that isn't being recycled now - even when it has the symbol and the code. Any ideas for helping teens that are only with you part-time to understand the importance? 

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    Emily Malaga Thompson 10/05/2018 12:25 PM
    The autumn bounty of the Pacific Northwest sure makes creating waste-free meals a lot easier! Planning out my work snacks for the next few weeks (and beyond...). 

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    Emily Malaga Thompson 9/26/2018 9:10 AM
    looking forward to this challenge again! A lot of things from last year's challenge really made a positive impact on the choices I make every day.