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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jen Brooks

CompuCom Women in Technology ARG

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 840 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    455
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    50
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    250
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Jen's Actions

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 1 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Attend Sustainability Jump in Series with Shelley Dearhart on 4/20

Attend the event with Shelley Dearhart. M.S. where she will discuss seafood sustainability – what is sustainable seafood, why is it important to our planet, and what you can do to eat sustainably! This session takes place on Tuesday, April 20th from 5:00-6:00 PM ET via Microsoft Teams Live

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

ATTEND SUSTAINABILITY JUMP IN SERIES SPEAKER WITH DR. WALLACE J NICHOLS ON 4/13

Attend Dr. Wallace J Nichols, New York Times best-selling author of, “Blue Mind.” Dr. J will be addressing several topics including the impacts of waste reduction, climate change and the neuroscience behind why we simply feel better when we are in, on, or in view of water. The session takes place on Tuesday, April 13th from 12:00-1:00 PM ET via Microsoft Teams Live.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 11
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

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

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 30 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

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

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

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    Jen Brooks 4/30/2021 6:18 AM
    This was such a fun challenge! I learned so much this month. if everyone did just a little, what an impact we could make! Can't wait until the net challenge!

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    Jen Brooks 4/29/2021 6:04 AM
    Remember to rinse out those items that go into the recycling bin and place the lid on!  learn something new every day!

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    Jen Brooks 4/26/2021 11:35 AM
    Every morning I see this woman on her daily walk. Always in her hand is a small garbage bag that she fills with litter that she spots while walking. What a great idea! imagine if everyone did this!

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    Jen Brooks 4/26/2021 11:33 AM
    Today was a great day for working in the garden! It is great therapy for me!

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    Jen Brooks 4/22/2021 6:30 AM
    Happy Earth day 2021! Let us do all we can to protect our planet for the future generation!

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    Jen Brooks 4/20/2021 12:40 PM
    A daily walk can help you with your whole outlook on your day! Look at nature as you walk! Meditate

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    Jen Brooks 4/20/2021 10:59 AM
    Today I got my blue brain ans waled on the beach for an hour

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    Jen Brooks 4/20/2021 7:45 AM
    Want to understand  5 “R’s” of Zero Waste to achieve exactly that goal. The formula: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot – to be followed in that order..>Read the article published by Jenna Judd: The 5 “R’s” of Zero Waste: A Practical Guide | zerowasteXchange  Some practices I need to incorporate, especially just say No Thanks you!

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    Jen Brooks 4/16/2021 12:43 PM
    I thought both jump in series that we had this week were awesome , interactive and full of information that we can incorporate in our daily lives. I always knew being close to the water ( for me the Ocean or the Bay) had a major impact on emotional and well being, which overall drives our attitudes. And the Bee lecture today was also really great! Very interactive! 

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    Jen Brooks 4/15/2021 7:28 AM
    I have always gardened since I was a little girl. I always helped my parents garden( they had a veggie garden and a flower garden). As I became older I took over tending to at least the flower garden. I have multiple gardens now. Sometimes it is daunting when you look at the work that needs to be done to care for them. But when you are in there doing the work and looking at the final product, that is when that feeling of low stress and accomplishments are felt.