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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Teresa Wheway

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 695 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    320
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    320
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    148
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Teresa's Actions

Materials

Install a Toilet Bank

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 1
DAILY 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

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 64 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

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

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

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 6
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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Install a Toilet Bank
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Teresa Wheway 4/25/2019 3:05 AM
    conserving water instead of using sprinklers I will hand water all my plants
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Teresa Wheway 4/25/2019 2:58 AM
    I will lose some weight , feel better ! and not waste recources
  • 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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    Teresa Wheway 4/25/2019 2:57 AM
    By keeping close watch on these dates in the work place we can donate food items before they have to be thrown out 

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    Teresa Wheway 4/24/2019 2:27 AM
    I really enjoyed this Eco Challenge & learned new things about our environment actions that are harming it and how we can help to alleviate those actions...  Here's to Mother Earth!
  • 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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    Teresa Wheway 4/24/2019 2:20 AM
    It is always a beautiful walk where I live ... pastures of cows & a lot of different woodland children.... 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

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    Teresa Wheway 4/23/2019 3:15 AM
    I try to do my best not to harm the environment in the small ways I can ... it makes me at least feel i am doing my part ... 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Teresa Wheway 4/23/2019 3:11 AM
    It is something I never really connected the dots to ... but going ahead I will be more mindful 

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    Teresa Wheway 4/18/2019 3:17 AM
    I started this Challenge to be honest as a work related ... "supposed to" and have now found it enlightening... and enjoyable 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Teresa Wheway 4/18/2019 3:13 AM
    I have been cutting down my grocery shopping to once a week which makes me HAPPY
  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Teresa Wheway 4/18/2019 3:12 AM
    I would rather use the money wasted putting back into my garden or helping to improve natural resources