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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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sarah shelp

SEEDS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 646 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    38
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    5.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    people
    helped
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

sarah's Actions

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers

#6 Educating Girls

I will donate 1 Femme Kit(s) to help girls overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

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

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Host a Film Screening

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will host a film screening and discussion about women's and gender equality issues.

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

Action Track: Social Justice

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Uncompleted
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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

#55 Household Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Fund Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Host a Film Screening
    What is the next step beyond raising awareness of women's and gender equality issues?

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    sarah shelp 4/13/2019 6:32 AM
    A group of young women discussed the movie, Period. End of Sentence. We took time to thoughtfully go over the differences women and girls around the world experience menstruation and how it effects their lives.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers
    In what other ways could you help girls overcome health barriers to being able to attend school?

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    sarah shelp 4/13/2019 6:24 AM
    Today a group of 6 young woman spent time preparing feminine hygiene products for women around the world. We left with our own sustainable products and were asked to spread the word to others in our community who would be interested in donating to this group. Empowering educational day!

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    sarah shelp 4/08/2019 7:58 AM
    My challenge to use a whole head of cabbage continues. Even when we try super hard to eat it....it ends up in the compost. I need a neighbor or a friend to share half a head.

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    sarah shelp 4/08/2019 7:56 AM
    Ideas on how not to waste cabbage? Even when I try my hardest.....food waste happens. I need a neighbor of friend to share a half a head.

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    sarah shelp 4/06/2019 5:30 AM
    Tracking your waste is both empowering and depressing. Strange combination.

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    sarah shelp 4/03/2019 7:47 AM
    spring has  sprung! compost time!