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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Nicole Lintemuth

Comerica Bank

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 401 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    26
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Nicole's Actions

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

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

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 20 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY 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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Social Justice

Advocate for Forest Protection

#38 Forest Protection

I will contact 3 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Contact your Elected Officials

#23 Farmland Restoration

I will contact 4 elected officials to voice my opinion on the importance of restoring farmland in my region, including both public and private land.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • 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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    Nicole Lintemuth 4/23/2019 9:39 AM
    For me the biggest benefit of starting our compost pile is reducing how much we throw away, I hate throwing away food and feeling like it's gone to waste. Now we'll have a way to be a lot more environmentally friendly with those things that go to waste or are scrap AND it will benefit our garden! YAY
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

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    Nicole Lintemuth 4/19/2019 7:52 AM

    Safe access to family planning including abortion is something I've always been passionate about from a social stand point, but I had never really thought of it in terms of the ecological impact until now. The positive impact we can have on the environment by giving women access to consistent family planning services would do so much for the environment, and also the economy. $1 in family planning puts over $200 into the economy. That's HUGE
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Nicole Lintemuth 4/12/2019 8:58 AM
    So far this month I have done research on exactly what our recycling accepts and found ways to make it easier for my household to recycle. We've created a separate bin for recycling and posted on it exactly what they will accept. We are very lucky in the fact that our trash service company accepts quite a bit for recycling, but there are still some things I need to find options for, including Styrofoam. We try our best to limit the amount of Styrofoam that comes into our house, but you inevitably get it in packaging and I want to find somewhere that will accept it for recycling.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Nicole Lintemuth 4/12/2019 8:54 AM
    Obviously I was aware of the huge impact our food choices make on the environment, that's one of the reasons that I became vegan. But I did not realize how huge food waste was. I knew it was a problem, but to see the huge impact this one area has. I am definitely going to be making changes to my consumer habits to reduce waste and focus on that now that I've reduced the animal products my household consumes. 

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    Nicole Lintemuth 4/12/2019 8:50 AM
    I think that there are a lot of things we can do individually that will create a big impact. Our individual actions are the only thing we can control, but we can use our voices, our dollars, and our votes to create a larger change culturally. This is something I am passionate about and believe we have to do because there is no second Earth out there for us right now. I focus a lot of food issues, because I know that that is one of the largest single areas where we can make a difference. One of the many reasons I became a vegan was actually because of my impact on the environment. I am also passionate about women's rights and the impact this has on the environment. When the women of a community are empowered it is felt by the whole community. And this can make all the difference going forward. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Nicole Lintemuth 4/12/2019 6:11 AM
    The biggest thing for me is knowing I am supporting my small local farmers, I get to talk to them about how they produce food. I know that they are ethically paying their employees and not using excessive amounts of chemicals. I feel good about supporting positive local economic growth. As well as eating yummy freshly picked produce.