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Elizabeth Cheng

Walgreens Boots Alliance

"be more earnest about caring for the environment"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 580 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    120
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    213
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    19
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    12
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    1.0
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    110
    minutes
    spent learning

Elizabeth's actions

Freshwater + Oceans

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Itr's estimated over a billion water bottles are thrown away each year. Even if they were recycled, that still uses energy and resources from the earth. I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When marine wildlife ingest plastic, they have a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate + Air

Stay on the Ground

Carbon emissions from air travel is harmful to planetary and human health. Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Grow Local

I will research and plant a garden filled with native fruits, vegetables, and flowers to nurture local wildlife and ecosystems. I will find nearby nurseries that offer plants native to my area.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hours in my community.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Borrow Before I Buy

Why buy something I will only use once or a few times if someone nearby has it for me to borrow, and why not share something I have that someone may only need a few times a year? To reduce my consumption and waste, I will create or support the sharing economy with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 15 minutes learning about sustainable seafood choices, commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean, and share what I learned on the feed.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Dishwasher Efficiency

Hand washing dishes can use more energy and hot water than a dishwasher. To save water, I will use a dishwasher and scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading them into the dishwasher.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Understand My Water Footprint

Each of us has a water footprint, directly linked to our daily activities as well as the water required in the production of things we use each day. Understanding our water use is important for a healthy planet. I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste, then share what I learned on the feed.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 5 minutes learning more about the importance of freshwater + ocean conservation, and how I can reduce my water use. I will share what I learn with people in person, on social media, and on the feed.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Keep My Community Clean

At times it may not feel like it's up to us to keep our community clean and healthy, but we all have a role to play. Each day I am outside, I will pick up any litter I see.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

TRY A NEW VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN RECIPE

I will try a new vegetarian or vegan recipe and share how it turns out on the Ecochallenge feed, or with family and friends.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Share My "Why"

I will record a video to share why I am taking action this Earth Month, a sustainable swap I've made, and/or a local conservation effort in my area.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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    Elizabeth Cheng 4/30/2024 7:14 AM
    Through this month, I learned a lot about plastics recycling. Interesting pierce in WP with the information that 5% plastics is recycled. My family will continue to look at different ways we can reduce plastics use.

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/04/22/stop-recycling-plastic-earth-day/

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    Elizabeth Cheng 4/25/2024 7:00 AM
    Learned the recycling rate for plastics. Committed to learn about how to reduce my plastics footprint.

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    Elizabeth Cheng 4/22/2024 8:42 AM

    This Earth Day, why I conserve is that others may enjoy a crisp cold morning outside among the trees. That's what I did this past weekend.


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    Elizabeth Cheng 4/15/2024 7:51 AM
    Road trash pick up as a family through local scouts program.


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      Gayle Senn 4/15/2024 8:59 PM
      Awesome! Great working together with the family as well!

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    Elizabeth Cheng 4/09/2024 6:54 AM
    Spent this weekend protecting our apple trees.

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    Elizabeth Cheng 3/29/2024 7:44 AM
    One way that I consider change in my life is to do a change for short periods of time. For example, I've been exploring vegetarianism by making a small change in my life. During times when I travel, I will change to vegetarian menus. Then I can get an understanding how big that change might be in my life. One of the changes for April that I will be working on is minimizing one use plastic, for example, plastic bags, disposable coffee cups. I suspect we will be asked to do so eventually anyways. One way I've started is by stopping the use of disposable utensils at work, I instead use a camping utensil kit. Enjoy the start of ecochallenge 2024!

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    Elizabeth Cheng 3/27/2024 6:32 AM
    Finished Netflix 3 Body problem this past weekend, I will be adding Silent Spring by Rachel Carson to my reading list.