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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Elsa Clements

KEEN

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 710 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    33
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,015
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Elsa'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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 28
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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

    Elsa Clements's avatar
    Elsa Clements 4/21/2021 1:44 PM
    Reduce is what has the biggest impact and I am constantly trying to buy in bulk and avoid excess packaging. With 2 teenage boys it is a continuous effort. We are far from perfect but I have taught my kids to think about ways to reduce their impact.
  • 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?

    Elsa Clements's avatar
    Elsa Clements 4/15/2021 2:10 PM
    I am on a weight loss journey, after a year of stress eating. Eating smaller portions helps me lose weight and also helps me waste less. I am eating up all those fresh fruits and veggies that might have gone bad. And the scraps I do have either go to our Guinea pigs or to my compost.

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    Elsa Clements 4/02/2021 9:05 AM
    Happy Earth Month Everyone! Excited to get my garden going. My seeds are sprouting and will be ready to plant soon.