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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Carey Young

Across the Waters

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,086 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    220
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    220
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    89
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    11
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    17
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    4.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning

Carey's Actions

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

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

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party with 4 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

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 20 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Carey Young's avatar
    Carey Young 10/23/2018 2:46 PM
    I chose the actions I did because they are habits that I can realistically integrate in my every day Life

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    Carey Young 10/23/2018 2:45 PM
    Challenge is going well, trying to carpool more!

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    Carey Young 10/22/2018 5:37 PM
    Challenge is going great this week!
  • 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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    Carey Young 10/21/2018 5:34 PM
    I found that there is a local recycling center I my town, open every other Saturday. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Carey Young 10/21/2018 5:34 PM
    A lot of the surrounding farming community is greatly affected in this area.

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    Carey Young 10/21/2018 5:26 PM
    Challenges are all going well!

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    Carey Young 10/14/2018 7:11 PM
    Going well, trying to be more eco-conscious! 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Carey Young 10/13/2018 5:28 PM
    DroughtDroughtand pollution 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Collect Rain Water
    Trace the water that flows down the drain from your house to the largest body of water nearby. What is the route it takes?

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    Carey Young 10/13/2018 5:28 PM
    Down the gutters into the rain barrel where it collected until we use the hose to water the garden.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

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    Carey Young 10/13/2018 5:27 PM
    We have a pond near our house where water pollution could occur