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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Marquita Govan

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine LiveGreen

"To help sustain our lovely planet for future generations. One act at a time."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 664 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    18
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Marquita's Actions

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 20 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 3 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.86 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Marquita Govan 4/26/2019 1:53 PM
    This challenge was super fun! The only thing I had a hard time completing was my Metro Area Transit challenge, I took Lyft alot.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women? Can you share any past experiences that may help others take action?

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    Marquita Govan 4/24/2019 1:36 PM
    Currently anywhere between 70-80% of entrepreneurial investment goes to men so ANYTHING we can do as shoppers to support women is helpful! I started by asking friends and family for referrals and then hitting up our local farmer's markets. 

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    Marquita Govan 4/24/2019 12:39 PM
    The only thing I didn't do so well in this  challenge was riding Omaha Metro Area Transit.  I did alot more walking, Lyfting and car pooling!



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    Marquita Govan 4/23/2019 6:40 AM
    Today's spotlight is on LaVonblu Luxury Bath and Body products. It is owned and operated by mother and son Sharon and Jordan Gateley. Theey use all natural and organic ingredients! I recieved a gift from them for my birthday and this week gave my friend a lavender body set, that smells amazing! Check em out at www.Lavonblu.com

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    Marquita Govan 4/23/2019 6:29 AM
    This week wasted a serving of broccoli, half a breakfast sandwhich from Dunkin Donuts, half a serving of mashed potatoes, and 2tbs of mac & cheese. I have a bag of popcorn I didn't care for going outside to the birds.

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    Marquita Govan 4/20/2019 5:41 PM
    The last couple of days I have wasted a serving of broccoli,  and green beans. Two items I would normally throw away because I don't like them, I am trying to find new purposes for instead.

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    Marquita Govan 4/20/2019 5:37 PM
    I chose to participate in the challenge in order to commit to a small amount of daily things I could do to help change some habits and help the environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Marquita Govan 4/19/2019 9:55 AM
    I received a ponderosa pine that I will be planting in a space in honor of my sister who recently passed away from a heart attack, as well as doing a heart walk. I think planting it's good healing. I will also be planting a package of wildflowers I recieved in honor of my cousin who passed away last year. They are just little reminders and good for mental health.

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    Marquita Govan 4/19/2019 9:51 AM
    Tree planting in back of Sorrell!I 

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    Marquita Govan 4/19/2019 8:22 AM
    Only 5 days left! I have enjoyed participating!  Keep up the impactful work guys!!