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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Therese Cousins

SEEDS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 277 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    963
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    33
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Therese's Actions

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Install a Toilet Bank

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Transport Purchase a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2. What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

    Therese Cousins's avatar
    Therese Cousins 4/21/2019 6:43 AM
    When I retire we will be able to bike or drive (my electric vehicle) to make the trip across the country to see our kids. Someday they will move back to Michigan and that will be great. I have friends in Europe and South America. I value those relationships. I haven't figured out how to get there without flying so, this remains the moral conunrum.