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Annie Kelley-Kamp

NSC Earth Week Challenge 2020

"To learn, practice, and become a better global/eco citizen."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 257 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    60
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Annie's Actions

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 20 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

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DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided below and spend 30 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 3 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 5 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Uncompleted
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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Annie Kelley-Kamp 5/02/2020 8:24 PM
    I am so proud of these 5 minute showers! I need to get more consistent but these feel like a big achievement. I think the next step I should take to reduce my water footprint is to make sure I turn on and off the water right when I need it/am done with it, and make sure I don't get distracted and let it run. I might think about starting my shower before its all the way warm, as sometimes it can take a while to warm up and i hate wasting all that water.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Annie Kelley-Kamp 5/01/2020 2:39 PM
    I think it is so important and powerful to reflect on what is important to you and how you demonstrate that in your life. What do you love? What makes you feel accomplished? What do you want to leave behind? I want to invest more time in reflecting on these things and how I can prioritize those things in my life.

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    Annie Kelley-Kamp 5/01/2020 2:37 PM
    It is amazing how just 3 min of silence can actually give you a sense of calm. I always feel like things need to be huge to have an impact, even though I learn over and over again that small changes can make a big difference!

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    Annie Kelley-Kamp 4/30/2020 9:06 AM
    About 30 seconds over on my 5 min shower! Agh! Why is 5 minutes so hard!? I have noticed that I space out sometimes and, if i can keep focused on the task at hand, I move a lot faster. So, at least i'm close!

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    Annie Kelley-Kamp 4/29/2020 4:05 PM
    Hope its ok to count nature documentaries here. Watched some of a great Yosemite documentary yesterday and it was captivating. Animals, huge trees, beautiful scenery, and interesting science, discussing the impact of changing water/snow levels in the region, and how climate change may impact this amazing area. Cannot wait to visit Yosemite!