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Carmen Deale

Women of Color ARG

" It's all about being responsible and making sustainable choices in how we handle our waste."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,851 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    59
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    59
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • UP TO
    217
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
  • UP TO
    1
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    91
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1
    water footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    20
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    1
    minute
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    724
    minutes
    spent learning

Carmen 's actions

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Save the Bees

Bees are vital to ecosystems. To help save the bees, I will learn which local flowers provide nectar and plant them in my backyard or in a pot on my balcony.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 30 minutes learning about the beauty and body products I use to see if they are refillable or recyclable. If not, I will reach out to the manufacturer to advocate for those options.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 30 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Calculate My Carbon Impact

Carbon emissions can show up in many surprising ways in our life. I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Choose Renewable Energy

Renewable energy options are becoming more widespread and accessible. Not only are they good for the planet, they can help save money as well. I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will contact them to advocate for this option in the future.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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

Climate + Air

Online Energy Audit

Energy use and waste is often invisible. 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

Freshwater + Oceans

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 2 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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs

When traveling, I will seek souvenirs that support local communities and do not cause harm to the environment or wildlife.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 1 minutes each day learning about the current status of local or global wildlife and how I can align my actions to support their livelihood.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 30 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, office, or campus (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper

Trees provide food and habitat for local wildlife species, shade our streets and homes, and help keep our air and water clean by capturing pollutants. Buying products that help protect forests makes a difference. I will only purchase wood, furniture, and paper products from ecologically certified sources such as Forest Stewardship Council.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Zero Waste Day

The impacts of our waste are far reaching. I will create zero waste for an entire day and share my reflections and learnings on the feed.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 30 minutes learning about sustainable seafood choices, commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean, and share what I learned on the feed.

COMPLETED
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Reduce Pollutants in Cleaning

Understanding cleaning product ingredients and their effect on water and biodiversity is helpful to our consumer choices. I will spend 30 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 20 hours in my community.

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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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Sustainability Lunch and Learn

Learning in a social setting can inspire connection and change. I will work with a friend or colleague to plan and host a lunch and learn at work, school, in my neighborhood or other location to learn more about an environmental topic important to me. After the lunch and learn, I will share more about it on the feed.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Use Muscle Power

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

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Carry My Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me this month, to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill. I will post on the feed my reflections, conversations, and actions I will take moving forward.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Cooking Oil Disposal

Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause damage to waterways and ecosystems. I will learn how to properly dispose of cooking oil to help support healthy ecosystems.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY 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 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


  • Carmen  Deale's avatar
    Carmen Deale 4/30/2024 11:13 AM
    Day 30! Congratulations everyone. Job well done. It was an honor to collaborate with everyone. Keep up the momentum!

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    Carmen Deale 4/29/2024 11:30 AM
    Here another cathchy sustainable quote - “Consume less; share better.

  • Carmen  Deale's avatar
    Carmen Deale 4/29/2024 11:25 AM
    Day 29! Here is a catchy sustainability quote - “Treat the Earth as though we intend to stay here.”

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    Carmen Deale 4/28/2024 5:06 PM
    My reason why..My goal was to use less water bottles during the Earth Month Ecochallenge and walking more. You be surprise with saving three to 4 water bottles and walking 2 miles a day. It all adds up and you will be suprise how many water bottles you saved from going in the land field or how many miles you walked. Keep up the Momentum! Happy Earth month.

    • Cassandra Chang Fatt's avatar
      Cassandra Chang Fatt 4/29/2024 11:22 AM
      Great perspective, it really adds up especially if you are conscious of how many water bottles, we use daily.

  • Carmen  Deale's avatar
    Carmen Deale 4/28/2024 4:11 PM
    Day 28! We have come so far and develop sustainable habits. Consistancy and Committment to the cause. Great job everyone. Keep up the momentum.

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    Carmen Deale 4/27/2024 1:01 PM
    Hello everyone, It's day 28. I usally buy 3 cases of of water - 40 bottles per case. I challenge myself to cut back on the the numer of water bottles I buy. I carry an insultated water container. So far so good. 81 bottles of water not sent to the land fill. Every little bit counts. Keep up the momentum.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans
    What did you learn about freshwater and oceans you did not already know? In sharing this information with people in your life, which conversation was impactful to you?

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    Carmen Deale 4/26/2024 5:56 AM
    Healthy freshwater environments supply water for drinking, growing crops, manufacturing, energy, and transport. They also help to prevent erosion, dispose of waste, and provide natural protection from flooding. But we've been careless with this vital resource.

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    Carmen Deale 4/26/2024 5:41 AM
    Happy Friday! Day 26. It's a beautiful morning to go for a walk. Inhale, exhale and relax. Have a GREAT day and be kind. Keep up the Momentum! We got this.

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    Carmen Deale 4/25/2024 3:42 AM
    Happy Friday Eve! Day 25 trust the process. We've gained and learned good habits. We've remained consistent with checking in and posting every day! Keep up the momentum. We got this!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Save the Bees
    What did you plant for bees in your area? Please consider uploading a photo!

    Carmen  Deale's avatar
    Carmen Deale 4/24/2024 3:05 PM
    Check out this beauty. This plant is called “bee balm” because it was once used to treat bee stings, but bees are obsessed with the flowers.