Luke MacCormick

Dickinson Green Devils

"My mission this year is to make an impact on my local area by supporting local farmers, caring for the treehouse gardens, and learning about local pollinators and naturally available foods."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 960 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    360
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    810
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    900
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed

Challenges

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 30 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 30 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 9 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the resource below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, work on starting one, or find a local community garden to get involved with.

COMPLETED 11 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Luke MacCormick 10/14/2018 6:47 PM
    Missed a day of checking in over the weekend, distracted by a frisbee tournament at Kitztown University!

  • Luke MacCormick 10/11/2018 11:37 AM
    Sad to see the rain today, but I'm still biking around campus!

  • Luke MacCormick 10/10/2018 8:04 PM
    Eating vegan meals is easier than I thought it was going to be! I’ve been eating a lot of veggie burgers in the caf and the only thing I really have to think about is chocolate milk and cheese.

  • Luke MacCormick 10/09/2018 10:04 AM
    This morning, I learned about food deserts and Project Share, which helps members of the Carlisle community. Later this month, the Treehouse members will be volunteering at Project Share, some of us going to a local farm and gleaning extra harvest to redistribute to community members. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Luke MacCormick 10/08/2018 5:32 AM
    I think that shifting a meat focused culture away from meat is a big challenge. I think it has been happening very slowly over time and altering the stigma of vegetarianism and veganism is an important first step.

  • Luke MacCormick 10/08/2018 5:27 AM
    This weekend was the Dickinson ultimate frisbee teams home tournament at D Park. During the tournament, I saw many people putting things in the wrong waste stream andI think that sports events could be a good target for waste reduction efforts.

  • Luke MacCormick 10/04/2018 11:39 AM
    Today I learned a lot about trees and how they are pollinated! I am planning on experimenting with transplanting tree cuttings and seeds from around campus.

  • Luke MacCormick 10/03/2018 7:34 PM
    Today for a lab, I was in Michaud state forest. I highly recommend a visit for anyone who hasn't been out there! It's really great to be able to get out into the woods every once in a while!

  • Luke MacCormick 10/02/2018 4:03 PM
    Just hung up a bird house outside the treehouse to attract local birds and hopefully they will help eat the mosquitos and flies that swarm the lawn!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Luke MacCormick 10/02/2018 6:08 AM
    I think that time spent outside fosters a dependency and a respect for nature. A culture that spends most of its time indoors causes people to become apathetic about the world outside and is dangerous when people are making decisions about how natural resources should be used or destroyed