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Katelyn Rinicker

Bemidji State Beavers

"Saving the Earth, one decision at a time"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 333 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    6
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    22
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    39
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    13
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    270
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    water collection systems
    installed

Katelyn's Actions

Community

Host A Watch Party

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Uncompleted
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

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time 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

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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
DAILY ACTIONS

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
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Katelyn Rinicker's avatar
    Katelyn Rinicker 4/22/2021 9:00 AM
    So proud to be a part of this challenge during Earth Day!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

    Katelyn Rinicker's avatar
    Katelyn Rinicker 4/19/2021 11:20 AM
    Without pollinators, many foods would not grow. Therefore we would have to manually pollinate each and every single one of our crops. 
    Personally, I like to promote pollinators by spreading milkweed seeds in ditches.

  • Katelyn Rinicker's avatar
    Katelyn Rinicker 4/19/2021 11:05 AM
    We are doing great everyone! Keep up to hard work.