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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Emilie Crangle

Atlassian Foundation Team

"Looking to make better habits and small to large daily decisions to help the earth and communities."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 925 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    205
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    25
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    75
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped

Emilie's Actions

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Garden

I will plant vegetables and herbs and tend to a garden in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time 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.

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 20 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 5 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Emilie Crangle 4/30/2021 2:48 PM
    This was a really great challenge and I appreciated the email reminders throughout. Sometimes I was doing the actions and not logging in and sometimes I was forgetting little things I can do and this pushed me to look into more than I already do. Will work on keeping up the habits and thinking more about my actions and purchases.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Emilie Crangle 4/30/2021 2:46 PM
    Found some great new women-owned businesses with the links includes and also looked into local businesses to support more actively women-owned businesses. I was excited to see many restaurants I love and visit often included! Just another motivator for me to get more Chinese and Indian food takeout :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about the Legacy of Redlining
    How does city planning and design relate to equity and climate change?

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    Emilie Crangle 4/28/2021 12:07 PM
    This was really interesting to learn about. I knew there was a huge need for more parks and outdoor recreation for lots of neighborhoods but how far the effects of missing nature is astonishing. Will keep looking into this and donate to some organizations like American Forests who work on solutions.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Emilie Crangle 4/28/2021 10:00 AM
    Living in an older, suburban neighborhood, and having injured my foot recently, I'm noticing even more how much work needs to be done for accessibility and comfort. A lot of streets don't have sidewalks which means you're weaving around parked cars or walking in the middle of the street. Also, a lot of the sidewalks that do exist are warped because of tree roots or lack or maintenance over time. We really need some improvements to make sidewalks easier to walk on and for strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Research Heat Pumps
    Why is taking action on climate change important to you? Why do you care?

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    Emilie Crangle 4/28/2021 9:52 AM
    Interesting topic and see the benefits especially combining heating/cooling. Unfortunately, renting an older house comes with challenges such as no HVAC systems so will have to work on energy assessments and smaller changes in the meantime.
  • 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?

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    Emilie Crangle 4/19/2021 12:57 PM
    "Reimagine" along with "Repurpose" - I recycle all I can at home and out in the world but sometimes I jump to recycle/donate to de-clutter without thinking how I could repurpose the item into something different. I've been trying to do more of this this month; ex. old shirts not suitable for donation and scraps into rags