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Kristine Emilie Risager Pedersen

Green Sharks

"My mission for this challenge is to become more aware of how small changes in everyday and changing certain "bad habits", can lead to more positive environmental impacts."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 802 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    31
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    44
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    25
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    532
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,235
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    38
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Kristine Emilie Risager's Actions

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 19
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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Not eating meat

I will start eating vegetarian and no meat. I already do this to some degree, but not completely, so for now I am going to do this all day. No meat

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

    I live in Copenhagen, Denmark, where most of the water comes from groundwater, that is filtered and aerated at the waterworks before being distributed to us as the water that we then drink. I actually don't now where the main water source is, although I did try to find it somewhere
  • 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?

    Kristine Emilie Risager Pedersen's avatar
    Kristine Emilie Risager Pedersen 11/30/2022 12:53 PM
    Our natural water resources are still being negatively impacted by numerous factors which is caused by humans. These include ecological and terrain changes, sedimentation, pollution, over-abstraction, and climate change. One of the biggest factors affecting the sustainability of our natural water resources is the removal, destruction, or damage of natural ecosystems, which can be seen as globally. As comes to watershed's - Water picks up and carries toxins and sediment as it flows over and through the watershed. If left untreated, these contaminants enter streams by runoff from precipitation and snowmelt.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

    You need water for the brain to think clear and being able to concentrate. Also why you will get a headache when you forget to drink water. Also water flushes toxins out of your body and enable weight loss too. Generally good for your bodies health outside and inside. Outside in the sense that it improves your skin complexion too. This is just some of the many needs and benefits that water provides for us humans. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for using every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable (including the skins, tops, stalks, etc.) during your next meal prep?

    Often I use a juicer to make juice out of the fruits and vegetables and afterwards use the entire vegetable to make veggie meatballs combined with oats and eggs. In that way I use the entire vegetable and have zero-waste meal(s)
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

    The production of meat, chicken, pig, and cows produces a lot of  greenhouse gas emissions and in that sense eating more plant-based, fruits and vegetables is a step towards preventing climate change, soil, air, and water pollution and more. It is not only good for our planet to eat less meat and more vegetables and fruits, but in addition you also consume less calories and fat and also in less risk of developing heart diseases
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    I buy about 2 coffees each day, and never choose to take a straw.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    I appreciate the smalls things in life a lot more.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Morning hike and afternoon run later
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

    I usually always bring a bag when I go to like a planned grocery shopping coming from home where the bags are. However, when I go grocery shopping impulsively coming from school or something, I don't have a bag. Preventing this could be for me to always have an extra bag in my regular everyday handbag. You can buy these small bags that can be minimized into just a little handful, which could be in my everyday bag always.