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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Victoria Wright

Arrowstreet - West Side

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 512 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent exercising

Victoria's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

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.

Completed
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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transport Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Victoria Wright 4/24/2019 6:20 AM
    It was outside my comfort zone picking up after someone else, but I did it...phew! Maybe I will consider doing it again, but definitely  mixed feelings about this one.
  • 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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    Victoria Wright 4/24/2019 6:17 AM
    As my grandmother use to say 'Waste not, want not." It means, if you use a commodity or resource carefully and without extravagance you will not likely be in need.Your savings can be used on experiences i.e. vacation, or charity.
  • 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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    Victoria Wright 4/23/2019 8:28 AM
    Unintended consequences is exactly what is happening, in this case, the outcome is positive. It's easy to forget I'm working out when I bike to the train station or do a lot of walking to get around.  My gym membership is the city and life keeps me on the move.

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    Victoria Wright 4/19/2019 11:51 AM
    Because it's not just five extra points :)
  • 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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    Victoria Wright 4/10/2019 1:11 PM
    i learned to eat smaller portions since I was young because whenever I couldn't finish eating what I ask for, my parents didn't let me off the hook. I was often the last one at the table slowly carving away at the small grouping of "reason" to finish my dinner.
  • 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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    Victoria Wright 4/10/2019 1:05 PM
    This is an easy one especially living in a city like Boston.

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    Victoria Wright 4/05/2019 8:20 AM
    How do we learn anything? From experimentation, observation and from others, so free to share tips and ways you're celebrating earth month to those around you. 

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    Victoria Wright 4/03/2019 4:48 AM
    I"d like to think some action items from last year are now habitual practices for me today.