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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Renee Penny

SEEDS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 724 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    20
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Renee's Actions

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 2 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

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

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 20 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 10 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 3 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Upgrade My Windows

#31 Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY 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

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

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  • Renee Penny's avatar
    Renee Penny 4/10/2019 10:13 AM
    I've noticed since choosing smaller plates and being conscious of smaller portions that I am not eating as much. I was good about making 'just enough for dinner' before but now I am able to have a bit leftover for lunch the next day!

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    Renee Penny 3/22/2019 2:24 PM
    My friend Elizabeth invited myself and my work partners to join the challenge. I'm excited to share this with others and inspire and educate change!