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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Brittney Fenimore

DLR Group - Chicago

"Be intentional about my choices in all aspects of my life."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 451 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    79
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    70
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    482
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    35
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    31
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    370
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    20
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Brittney's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 8
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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and BIPOC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 1 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Start a Social Media Campaign

Health and Education

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 60 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 4 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Host a Film Screening

Health and Education

I will host a virtual film screening and discussion about women's and gender equality issues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • 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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    Brittney Fenimore 4/20/2021 10:55 AM
    I seek out women-owned business for my purchases; what I can do next is sharing these businesses with my community to raise awareness.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Start a Social Media Campaign
    How are people responding to the statistics you're sharing on social media?

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    Brittney Fenimore 4/20/2021 10:50 AM
    I am getting positive reactions; sharing is caring!
  • 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?

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    Brittney Fenimore 4/20/2021 10:49 AM
    Physical health; eating smaller portions and taking longer to consume those portions will help your body take its time to feel full.
  • 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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    Brittney Fenimore 4/20/2021 10:47 AM
    More access to quality meat; richer countries put more resources towards the meat industry than other countries. Animals are the middlemen for nutrients. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate My Carbon Footprint
    What stood out to you most about your carbon footprint? What surprised you or sparked curiosity? Where can you take most immediate action?

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    Brittney Fenimore 4/20/2021 10:45 AM
    My cosmetic products! I have looked into different toothpastes, soaps, reusable cotton sheets, etc. 
  • 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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    Brittney Fenimore 4/20/2021 10:44 AM
    Rethink! This goes along with intentionality and pausing to rethink my lifestyle choices.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Brittney Fenimore 4/19/2021 2:56 PM
    Ask questions before, during, and after to keep the conversation active and to keep the focus clear.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Brittney Fenimore 4/19/2021 2:56 PM
    Encouraging my roommates to turn off lights when they are not in the room
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Brittney Fenimore 4/19/2021 2:55 PM
    I actually pay attention to what I am eating and enjoy my meals much more.
  • 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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    Brittney Fenimore 4/19/2021 2:55 PM
    I have enjoyed the fresh air and fresh perspective. When I feel overwhelmed, it's great to get out and take a breather.