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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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TAKISHA MCCLAIN

Comerica Bank

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,047 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    528
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    570
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

TAKISHA's Actions

Electricity Generation

Solar Water Consultation

#41 Solar Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Express My Support

#54 Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

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).

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Replace Manual Thermostats

#57 Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/24/2019 2:32 PM
    I just ordered my location FedEx Earth Smart envelops. Since they are reusable, I think it is better for the Team!


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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/23/2019 2:37 PM
    Being able to realize that I don't need as much food on my plate is awesome. Not only am I satisfied, but I do not trash food that someone else need. We actually plan to meal prep tonight to continue out journey.

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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/22/2019 1:38 PM
    My grandbaby and I had a wonderful walk yesterday. I think this is better than my therapy, enjoying the nice view out doors and having a bonding time. All without the electronic devices we normally have.

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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/20/2019 7:24 AM
    The walk with the family this morning went wonderful. The weather was cool and the breeze was awesome. The grandbaby came as well. 

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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/19/2019 2:41 PM
    I am looking forward to this weekend. The family and I will continue with our smaller meals. They are also going with me on my walk. This will be nice for them see how I feel as I continue with the challenge.

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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/17/2019 7:56 AM
    My daily walk is getting easier. I am not only increasing my energy but I notice that my mornings with Team are so much easier. I have had time to reflect with nature and my vibes are so much positive. The energy that I bring to the morning meetings have changes and they see a difference. As you change, so will the individuals around you as well.

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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/15/2019 8:58 AM
    I am really enjoying this challenge. Not only am I making myself aware of how to lessen my impact on the planet, but I am getting my family involved as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/15/2019 8:51 AM
    Planting trees are good for your mental health because it assist in positive thinking. Planting trees assist with physical health because it encourage to spend more time outside.

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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/12/2019 2:53 PM
    I am having so much fun participating in this Challenge for the first time. This is a great way to have everyone educated in different areas that will benefit not only them but their family as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

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    TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/08/2019 11:54 AM
    Don't allow the water to run if not in use. We have a habit to run the water 5 minutes prior to getting in the shower. Moving forward we will no do that to save money and energy.