Jemimah Mitchell-Levy

Miami Dade College, Medical Campus

"Our choices impact our health and the health of our environment. Let us make positive choices!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 353 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    6
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    75
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    5
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched

Challenges

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 3 OF 110
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 3 OF 110
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 5 OF 110
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 4 OF 110
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

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 5 OF 110
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is a sustainability problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 6 OF 110
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 6 OF 110
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

COMPLETED 6 OF 110
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 6 OF 110
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 5 OF 110
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Jemimah Mitchell-Levy 12/02/2018 9:06 PM
    Being involved in this ecochallenge has need a life changing experience

  • Jemimah Mitchell-Levy 9/24/2018 6:28 AM
    Supermarkets waste so much plastic bags on a daily basis which adds to our massive plastic waste  pollution problem. It seems they should be doing more to encourage reusable shopping bags or charging for single use plastic bags to reduce the use. Big businesses need to be more proactive and accountable for their actions!

  • Jemimah Mitchell-Levy 9/24/2018 6:23 AM
    So difficult to avoid plastic daily because it is everywhere and apart of everything. I am constantly reminded of the harms of plastic on our environment so I avoid as much of plastic as possible. 
  • 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 do we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

    Jemimah Mitchell-Levy 9/05/2018 8:06 AM

    Just imagine life without the things you have.

  • Jemimah Mitchell-Levy 9/04/2018 7:54 PM
    I joined this challenge to make a positive impact on the health of my environment