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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Angela Boyd

Comerica California Green Team

"Learn, educate and activate the environmental movement in my circle and then, worldwide."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 600 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    32
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Angela's 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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

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

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 10 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 25 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Angela Boyd 4/06/2021 3:12 PM
    To reserve our resources and stop using everything up just because it's abundant and accessible.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Angela Boyd 4/01/2021 4:23 PM
    We eat more in the US because we equate our level of success with the amount of excess we acquire. Therefore, you eat more, you waste more, you acquire more houses, cars, stuff, the more successful you are.

    Eating more meat means there's a greater need to produce more. Then more chemicals are needed and these chemicals cause all of these medical issues that we see in the states. i.e. diabetes, fibroids, high blood pressure and the likes.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Angela Boyd 4/01/2021 3:51 PM
    I always want to prioritize helping others over material stuff. I was recently driving from picking up lunch and it was a very cold day. I drove by this man that looked like he was freezing cold. I stopped asked him if he needed a sweater (I only had one sweater with me and I LOVED this sweater) he said yes and asked if could get him something to eat. I wanted to get back home and eat but I gave him my beloved sweater. Then got him some lunch and that's the kind of person I wish to always be and encourage other to strive to be. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Angela Boyd 3/25/2021 4:40 PM
    Since COVID-19 as a culture companies are utilizing Zooms and Team calls. This action alone is cutting back tremendously on the use of paper products. But we all still receive paper mail, even if we're completely paperless. I use these items to take notes, if needed. I also use them as napkins when I have a spill of some sort. 

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    Angela Boyd 3/25/2021 3:42 PM
    It's amazing how small you feel at the beginning of this challenge when it comes to making significant change in the grand scheme of things. But when you start reading the challenges and reflecting on how many things you take for granted, you discover you're more powerful and necessary in this fight than you ever could imagine. Wow!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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. How would you rather use this money?

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    Angela Boyd 3/25/2021 3:34 PM
    I'd absolutely much rather use this money on investing in a nonprofit foundation one day.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate My Carbon Footprint
    What stood out to you most about your carbon footprint? What surprised you or sparked curiosity? Where can you take most immediate action?

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    Angela Boyd 3/22/2021 6:11 PM
    What really surprised me was the impact of my trips abroad. I didn't think there was that much of an impact because I fly commercial. I can make the most impact in my local commuting. I plan to ride my bike and take the train as much as I can.