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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Linda Ferreira

Denver Parks and Rec

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 890 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    523
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted

Linda's Actions

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Stay on the Ground

#43 Airplanes, #63 Telepresence

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    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?

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    Linda Ferreira 4/24/2019 5:45 PM
    I know this will help our trees thrive, in the dry Denver climate.  

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    Linda Ferreira 4/22/2019 7:21 AM
    With today being Earth Day, I have challenged myself to use mostly recycled materials in the art class that I offered to teach.  3-6 and 6-9 year-olds are such a great ages to teach how you can use trash and make it beautiful and fun.  I'm so looking forward to showing them how to reuse, along with reduce and recycing
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Linda Ferreira 4/22/2019 6:33 AM
    We decided on a staycastion .  We did lots of things close to home and rode our bikes when we could instead of getting in the care.  When we did get in the car we tried to maximize our time and plan a route that limited left-hand turns and stops.
    We had a great time.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Linda Ferreira 4/22/2019 6:15 AM
    I'm looking forward to the fruit these trees will produce so I can make more of my own food.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Linda Ferreira 4/18/2019 11:23 AM
    I was already pretty aware as I have a nutrition minor and in my nutrition classes we spend time discussing these differences.  It was a nice refresher and it will help discussing this with others.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Linda Ferreira 4/16/2019 11:53 AM
    I'm a gardner so composting is very important.  I was lucky to grow up in a household who composted before it was "cool". 

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    Linda Ferreira 4/15/2019 7:27 AM
    IT was great to be unplugged all weekend. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Linda Ferreira 4/15/2019 7:26 AM
    It was a great weekend to do this.  I walked in to a sale on lightbulbs.

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    Linda Ferreira 4/09/2019 4:06 PM
    It was nice to see someone else at work remembered to put out the recycling.  It's nice to see others care.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Linda Ferreira 4/09/2019 4:05 PM
    I do not like to drive.  When I am able to commute or do any type of errand by biking or walking life is good.  Glad it's been so nice out and I along with my family have been able to bike more.