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Emilia Jeckel

nature lovers 🍃💛

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 916 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    67
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    176
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    11
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    160
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    130
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    860
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    6,565
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    145
    minutes
    spent learning

Emilia'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 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 41
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 60 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 41
DAILY ACTIONS

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 41
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

COMPLETED 44
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 41
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 50
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 43
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:40 PM
    When ordering food: plates, cups, straws. Instead paper could be used
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:33 PM
    You know about the working conditions. If they are bad, you can support the workers
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:32 PM
    Having less trash makes me feel very good. In the future I will use way more reusable things, such as bags or bottles
  • Reflection Question
    Food Visit A Local Farm
    How do our current food growing and manufacturing processes affect our future and the future of Earth?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:31 PM
    The environment is polluted by transporting food from far away. The fertilizers also pollute it.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:31 PM
    buy a waterfilter for my friends, so they can switch to reusable water bottles
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:30 PM
    It can be encouraged by telling classmates and friends about it. Or by advertising it for companies
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:29 PM
    Some people might not have a water filter for tap water. This is easily solvable by buying one. Long term, its even cheaper than buying water bottles constantly.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:27 PM
    Reduce plastic, reuse waterbottles, refuse straws, repair broken phones instead of buying new, repurpose broken things
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How can we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:26 PM
    By going outside more, you appreciate the nature more and thus get a sense of gratitude towards it. You do not want to destroy it
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Emilia Jeckel 12/01/2022 3:25 PM
    I could buy local food instead of food transported from far away. That wouldnt pollute the environment as much