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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Alexandra Bjergo

Medicalz Unitz

"Don't be trashy!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,146 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    75
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    11
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    4
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    67
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    113
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    13
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Alexandra's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 1 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Earth Month 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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Purchase a Carbon Offset

Efficient Aviation

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Solutions

I will research and tell 5 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Alexandra Bjergo's avatar
    Alexandra Bjergo 4/29/2021 12:56 AM
    I'm so proud of our team! Lets finish this strong!!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Support a Community Garden
    What are the multiple benefits of community gardens, including carbon sequestration? Why do these benefits matter to you?

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    Alexandra Bjergo 4/25/2021 2:02 AM
    I love getting with my friends and planting gardens for the community to enjoy :)
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Alexandra Bjergo 4/25/2021 1:57 AM
    I loved planting the oaks I got for earth day! I can't wait to see them grow!

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    Alexandra Bjergo 4/25/2021 1:55 AM
    A little less than a week left! :)

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    Alexandra Bjergo 4/24/2021 3:25 AM
    Happy late earth day to everyone! I hope we all got to go outside!

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    Alexandra Bjergo 4/15/2021 3:57 AM
    Today is day 15 of 30! Keep up the good work!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Alexandra Bjergo 4/15/2021 3:54 AM
    It was difficult at first. I started with being vegetarian before going full vegan. I have been vegan for a while now. It was mostly about breaking all my old habits. I feel healthier and happier now with my diet :)
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Alexandra Bjergo 4/15/2021 3:41 AM
    There are so many bamboo alternatives I have been finding out. I also did not realize that the bamboo plant itself releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than others trees.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Advocate for Solar Installation
    How does advocating for rooftop solar connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Alexandra Bjergo 4/15/2021 1:02 AM
    I personally would love this to happen at my house. I have some solar powered lights and cat toys that I love. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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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    Alexandra Bjergo 4/15/2021 12:08 AM
    Yes, I feel like I have been wasting food by going off of the best by dates and not what the actual product looks like. I will be sure to second guess if the product is actually spoiled next time.