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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Michelle Courtney

SWCA San Diego

"Loving this planet. "

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  • 110 Total

Michelle's Actions

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

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Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

research earth friendly laundry detergent

tru.earth/Laundry I have been meaning to try something like this. Has anyone? 32 loads for $19.95. They are sheets that dissolve in the washer. Comes in an eco-friendly box that decomposes in your garden. No plastic! Paraben free, bleach free, Phosphate free. etc. Not testing on animals.

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Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Girl Scout Education

My girl scout troop attends regular earth first and recycle lessons.

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Action Track: Climate Resilience

Rooftop Solar Consultation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

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Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

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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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 4 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.

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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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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    Michelle Courtney 4/25/2021 10:36 AM
    at my daughter's dance in the park and a red tail hawk is joining in.  Great opportunity for the kids to see an hawk in action.  

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    Michelle Courtney 4/19/2021 8:54 AM
    Sounds fun.  Anyone joining this week's online adventure?

    April 21, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    https://swca.zoom.us/j/91638445156


    DRAWDOWN ECOCHALLENGE

    Sell By, Best By and Use By: Join Nikki as launches the final edition of the plant-based SoCal Cookbook. Make a recipe from the book to eat while Nikki covers the truth about expiration dates and how to reduce food waste.


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    Michelle Courtney 4/15/2021 8:50 AM
    Got some time outside hiking on the Irvine project that's for sure.  Ran into an owl, rattle snake, gopher snake, and a roadrunner.  Lots of beautiful native flowers blooming too!  Made it up a nice size hill. 

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    Michelle Courtney 4/11/2021 9:16 AM
    tru.earth/Laundry 
    I have been meaning to try something like this. Has anyone?
     32 loads for $19.95. They are sheets that dissolve in the washer. Comes in an eco-friendly box that decomposes in your garden. No plastic! Paraben free, bleach free, Phosphate free. etc. Not testing on animals.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Michelle Courtney 4/11/2021 9:07 AM
    One veggie meal a day has been easy! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Michelle Courtney 4/07/2021 12:12 PM
    We do a all veggie no meat meal almost daily.  I also shop at a no waste co op 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Rooftop Solar Consultation
    Identify some ways in which modern human societies have become unsustainable. What kind of roles do individuals have in creating and changing practices in society?

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    Michelle Courtney 4/01/2021 12:20 PM
    we have done this.  I love it.