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Katie Martin

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 256 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    160
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Katie's Actions

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

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

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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 0
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 60 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 0
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

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

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Katie Martin's avatar
    Katie Martin 4/21/2020 1:02 PM
    I chose to join the EcoChallenge because I wanted to improve my knowledge on ways to make my day-to-day actions more sustainable in the ways that me resources allow me to. The two daily actions that I want to be particularly mindful of are taking shorter showers and writing down three things I am grateful for. I've wanted to do these actions for awhile, and having the daily check mark makes it easier. I also want to focus on decluttering my belongings in preparation for my cross-country move into graduate school.
  • 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?

    Katie Martin's avatar
    Katie Martin 4/21/2020 12:56 PM
    To continue to reduce my water footprint, I want to become more educated about the best practices for washing clothes and dishes more efficiently. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Katie Martin's avatar
    Katie Martin 4/20/2020 8:44 PM
    I hope that by beginning to practice gratitude it will help me stay more grounded on what is important.