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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Linda Charles

Comerica California Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 401 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    220
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Linda's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 5 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Linda Charles's avatar
    Linda Charles 4/29/2021 12:34 PM
    I have made best effort to keep my promise to help the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Linda Charles 4/29/2021 12:33 PM
    by using mulch you do not waste alot of water taking care of your plants.

  • Linda Charles's avatar
    Linda Charles 4/29/2021 12:32 PM
    I have made my best effort to eat mindfully, and purchase foods from local farmers markets
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Linda Charles 4/29/2021 12:29 PM
    I support local farmers by purchasing food from Farmers Markets.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Linda Charles 4/23/2021 9:53 AM
    purchase solar lights for outside my house.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Linda Charles 4/23/2021 9:52 AM
    We pay more attention to what we put into our mouth when not distracted.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    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 from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Linda Charles 4/23/2021 9:50 AM
    Healthier lifestyle for my family