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April Ann Fong

ESR 171 Fall 2021

"To do better!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,697 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    39
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

April Ann's Actions

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided below and spend 60 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    April Ann Fong 10/28/2021 8:20 AM
    wow that went fast! last day!!

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    April Ann Fong 10/27/2021 2:07 PM
    sitting in a meeting is kind of hard...

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    April Ann Fong 10/26/2021 8:59 AM
    ah...no wind...so much nicer today!

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    April Ann Fong 10/25/2021 8:09 AM
    I started some readings on native american populations, but still have more to do...

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    April Ann Fong 10/24/2021 9:38 AM
    Wow...that's some rain today! I'm so glad that neighbors are also picking up garbage. It is making such a difference. Raking up leaves today was so much easier without garbage and cigarette butts in it. Went to dinner out for the first time in a month last night at a Hawaiian owned place (Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille)...meaty, but on the BIPOC restaurant directory.

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    April Ann Fong 10/23/2021 9:09 AM
    Ooowhee...its a wet one today! Conference all morning and grading...hopefully, I'll get in a very soggy walk and some raking later!

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    April Ann Fong 10/22/2021 4:17 PM
    I adopted one block (https://www.adoptoneblock.org/) and have been caring for my block for over a month now. During that time, neighbors have stopped and thanked me. I always tell them about the program (free grabber, bucket, gloves, and sharps sent to your home) and apparently, 7-8 other blocks adjacent to mine have been adopted now! Sometimes your work does make a difference that you get to see--I find it so fulfilling that so many blocks have been adopted around me. Before I started, no blocks were adopted!

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    April Ann Fong 10/21/2021 5:21 AM
    gotta finish an essay and then I'm ready to tick off my one time challenges!

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    April Ann Fong 10/20/2021 7:51 AM
    meal planning good, bus stop improvement planning good...let's go!

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    April Ann Fong 10/19/2021 8:15 AM
    Ecochallenge has been going for a while and I am planning my bus stop improvement time for tomorrow...hopefully I won't get rained on too hard! Ha ha! Next...I must plan supporting businesses owned by people of color...