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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Brooke Candee

Alteryx - Alter.Eco

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 277 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Brooke's Actions

Industry

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Uncompleted
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 1
DAILY ACTION

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and BIPOC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 1 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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.

Uncompleted
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Restore Wetlands

Coastal Wetland Restoration

I will volunteer 3 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 1 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 2
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Brooke Candee's avatar
    Brooke Candee 4/13/2021 11:46 AM
    For anyone looking for a small & easy change to make, I've started buying toilet paper from a company that is more sustainable, thought I would share! 

    https://us.whogivesacrap.org/products/100-recycled-toilet-paper-jumbo-rolls 

    - 100% recycled paper option or "forest friendly" bamboo option (fun fact: bamboo is a grass, not a tree. It grows incredibly quickly, making it a sustainable source vs. cutting down trees to make TP)
    - carbon neutral shipping
    - no plastic packaging
    50% of company profits donated to help build toilet/sewer systems in communities lacking them to protect their water supply

    I also currently get tissues and paper towels from here. Next step is to cut out single-use paper towels entirely! Anyone have a favorite reusable paper-towel option?


    • Jennifer Yuen's avatar
      Jennifer Yuen 4/13/2021 1:32 PM
      Amazing ideas Brooke! Thanks for sharing! For reusable paper towels, I keep hearing great things about Swedish dishcloths! These are made from 100 percent naturally biodegradable cellulose or a combination of wood pulp and renewable cotton, and they claim that a single rag replaces up to 17 rolls of paper towels!
      Some popular options are listed in this article:
      https://nymag.com/strategist/article/these-swedish-dishcloths-can-clean-anything.html