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Ro Kidd

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"'The Earth is a fine place worth fighting worth fighting for"- Ernest Hemingway ....."Small acts multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world'- Howard Zinn"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 898 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    78
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    27
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    780
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    16
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    1,435
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    31
    people
    helped
  • up to
    57
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    810
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Ro's Actions

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 40 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 6 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 10 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 7 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Ro Kidd 11/27/2021 1:54 AM
    I think this challenge has given me a lot to think about for how I can become a more environmentally aware person as well as given me a new outlook on sustainability!

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    Ro Kidd 11/27/2021 1:51 AM
    December 1st is the next meeting for the sustainability club if you guys are interested!

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    Ro Kidd 11/27/2021 1:50 AM
    After a lot of long days, life seems to have settled down a bit, and even though I'm still swamped I enjoy the little moments of meditation where I can breathe.

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    Ro Kidd 11/27/2021 1:48 AM
    as we approach the end of the school year I definitely think I could have done better and had more things I could have done. but I'm decently proud of what I accomplished because I had a lot of challenges that I wouldn't have been able to face last year. I did enjoy learning new things about food apartheid and environmental justice as well as finding new ways to use "single-use containers"
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Learn More about Food Apartheid
    What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

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    Ro Kidd 11/27/2021 1:44 AM
    I ACCIDENTALLY ANSWERED FOOD APARTHEID ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE POST. Environmental justice is as followed:
    "Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies" -US EPA
    Many times people are disproportionally impacted by historical and systematic racism and classism. This can make it harder for people to earn money, have access to education, and healthy food.  Lower-income areas are more likely to be targeted for less safe jobs such as coal plants. The point of environmental justice is to help diminish these gaps between people and help place laws to help protect those who need an equal opportunity. 

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    Ro Kidd 11/24/2021 11:21 PM
    Truman and I often go for long walks around the neighborhood and we meet new people every day! Mostly so Truman can meet other dogs

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    Ro Kidd 11/24/2021 11:18 PM
    Sometimes self-love is hard but I have noticed a difference using the guidance meditations

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    Ro Kidd 11/24/2021 11:16 PM
    I had a really big test today and because I crammed the night before I meditated in the morning and for once I feel a little confident on this test! After Truman and I went on a long walk and today was much better than yesterday! We brought home a few "single-use" containers from a diner party! new Tupperware we had nothing for soup!

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    Ro Kidd 11/24/2021 1:34 AM
    Today I was the one in need of help because my car began to fill with smoke and I got to learn how to get a tow truck when your phone is dead. Don't forget to put oil in your car!

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    Ro Kidd 11/23/2021 12:55 AM
    Whenever we get a plastic container we save it and use it as cutlery and Tupperware