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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Violet Turck

EcoChallenge Rhinebeck

"Be the change you want to see in the world:D"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 446 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent exercising

Violet's Actions

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Launch a Recycling Program

#56 Industrial Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Violet Turck 4/24/2019 6:44 PM
    It was a difficult thing to deal with, I just recently learned about the bad impacts on the environment because of palm oil today, so i've been trying to cut down on that. I've also struggled with eating no animal products, but in the end I realised, its ok if i mess up! Just keep going until you meet your goal.:)

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    Violet Turck 4/24/2019 6:29 PM
    The government has decided to outlaw plastic bags from grocery stores around the entire New York state! This way we will reduce the amount of plastic used from grocery shopping, and replace it with bringing your very own, reusable bags!:)

    • Dorna Schroeter's avatar
      Dorna Schroeter 4/24/2019 6:31 PM
      Not just grocery bags, but bags from CVS and any other shopping. The next step should be to eliminate produce bags! In the meantime, purchase EcoBag's wonderful produce bags!

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    Violet Turck 4/24/2019 6:20 PM
    I would like to learn if any more places i shop at are women-owned! I'm interested in the "Support Women Businesses" action. I've never thought about or looked into who owns the stores i shop at, and if they are a female or male.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women? Can you share any past experiences that may help others take action?

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    Violet Turck 4/24/2019 6:14 PM
    I support two woman owned businesses in Rhinebeck, Land of Oz and Oblong Bookstore! 

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    Violet Turck 4/24/2019 1:18 PM
    I unfortunately did not meet ALL of my expectations, but I did do most of them, and am still very proud.:)
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Violet Turck 4/24/2019 1:17 PM
    All the litter that goes into the ocean affects our water systems and all the animals that live in the oceans turtles, fish, etc.
  • 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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    Violet Turck 4/24/2019 1:06 PM
    90% of our diets consume meat, by going vegetarian I have cut down on the animal products that I used to consume and feel much better.:)
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Violet Turck 4/24/2019 12:58 PM
    I enjoy going on daily walks because I get to take my dog, and I can also take my phone and play music. It's also very enjoyable when I have someone there I can talk to like my mom, a friend, etc. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Violet Turck 4/24/2019 12:54 PM
    I could incorporate more of the "R's" into my lifestyle by reducing the amount of plastic I use, I can also repurpose and reuse most of the plastic I do use!

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    Violet Turck 4/13/2019 12:10 PM
      I unfortunately did not meet my expectations of going vegetarian today, despite that, I did recycle everything in my power!  

    • Lulu Breslin's avatar
      Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 1:22 PM
      same here.


    • Chantal  Collins's avatar
      Chantal Collins 4/13/2019 2:22 PM
       No worries Violet! You’ve been working so hard on this. Mother Earth and all of us appreciate all you are doing ❤️🌎😊