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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Nicole Martineau

Arrowstreet - West Side

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 538 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    60
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    17
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning

Nicole's Actions

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 5 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

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    Nicole Martineau 4/03/2019 1:47 PM
    Wealth and transportation contribute to a meat eating society.  I believe many people are reevaluating what they eat due to over processing and transportation of goods.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transporation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Nicole Martineau 4/03/2019 1:45 PM
    I grew up in the country and was dependent on a car.  I thoroughly enjoy city living for access. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Nicole Martineau 4/03/2019 1:35 PM
    Virtual meetings keep our teams connected and maintains a positive workplace that promotes a healthy company culture.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Nicole Martineau 4/03/2019 7:28 AM
    Definitely health benefits because I am decreasing caloric intake.
  • 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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    Nicole Martineau 4/03/2019 7:27 AM
    I wasn't aware “Best before” indicates the date till which the food is in its best quality. However, it doesn’t mean the food is unsafe to eat beyond that point.