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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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June Myrick

Comerica Bank

"My goal is to make permanent changes to my everyday life that support sustainability."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 881 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    44
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    72
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning

June's 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

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

Electricity Generation

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore), #8 Solar Farms

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

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

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • June Myrick's avatar
    June Myrick 4/24/2019 5:42 AM
    Last day of the challenge. I will continue to make mindful actions/ purchases that keep our planet in mind.
  • 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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    June Myrick 4/20/2019 8:25 AM
    We fixed two faucets that had slow drips. When I shower, I turn off the water while I suds up then turn it on to rinse.  I use the leftover dog bowl water on outdoor plants. 

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    June Myrick 4/20/2019 8:11 AM
    I joined the challenge to learn how I can make permanent changes in my everyday life that are good for our planet. There is so much eye opening information.

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    June Myrick 4/16/2019 8:50 AM
    It is shred week in my department ; management has ordered extra secure paper and media shred bins. I have gone through all my old files and have four paper bags full of paper that can be shredded and re-purposed. It is great, saves me allot of time doing it manually myself.

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    June Myrick 4/14/2019 3:50 PM
    My challenge of eating two meatless meals daily is going well. This is something I could do long term. I have tried to get my husband to join me; he has successfully done one meatless meal a day and on occasion he has done two.
  • 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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    June Myrick 4/13/2019 8:27 AM
    I always check dates before purchasing food products, I want to make sure that I have them in my weekly food plans before the best by dates. The few can products that I buy if the best buy date is getting close, I will either incorporate them into my weekly meal preparations or donate them to the church pantry or local food bank. 

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    June Myrick 4/10/2019 6:01 AM
    I read that washing clothes in cold water saves energy. I am currently doing this and I achieve the same results as with other temperatures; so it is cold water for me from now on.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    June Myrick 4/09/2019 7:10 AM
    It would be great if all of our waste could be recycled into some kind of reusable product. I really pay attention to what I buy and how it can be recycled.  

    • Mari-Lynn Flaig's avatar
      Mari-Lynn Flaig 4/15/2019 7:23 AM
      I saw a youtube video about these grease globs that were gigantic and stuck in the London sewers, blocking the flow. They are now trying to take those grease-burgs and convert them to energy. the last one they moved was as big as five football fields. I wonder if there was a way that the garbage folks could collect grease from households and do the same thing here.
  • 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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    June Myrick 4/07/2019 11:32 AM
    Family planning is so important. Voluntary family planning is a right. Both men and women should have access to safe and affordable family planning. All people should be able to decide for themselves if and when to have children and receive treatment for infertility if needed.


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    June Myrick 4/07/2019 9:32 AM
    Meat less meals are going well for me, just takes a little planning.