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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jacquelin Fielding

Cleveland Clinic Sustainability

"Take action and involve others in saving and helping our Earth!"

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 275 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Jacquelin's Actions

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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 45 minutes minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Earth Month Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/29/2021 12:49 PM
    Totally learning so much more that I can put into action on a daily basis -also spread the word!!! This is extremely important and motivating, thank you Echochallenge!!!!

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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/29/2021 8:21 AM

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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/29/2021 8:11 AM
    I am so happy to be a part of this challenge, which really wasn't a challenge but...so important and inspirational to me!  It made me realize my part in wasting our Earth's resources and what I can do to contribute to saving and helping our Earth!  Very enlightening!!! 

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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/23/2021 5:50 AM
    I am really working on reducing food waste.  I have documented my waste and have started purchasing less food; watching unnecessary items that I am buying.  I started a meal plan for the week so that I am only buying the necessary items that I need.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/22/2021 9:23 AM
    All of the above motivates me to change my behavior, being wasteful is just not acceptable any longer for me, I admit we take things for granted and we do what is comfortable or easiest for us.  I have been reading so much and learning more that it truly opened my eyes to all the "waste and devastation" to our planet, and not just the waste before our eyes like wasting my own money.  I truly care about hunger and have been supportive of this but not really thinking about how much more I can actually do to stop hunger and help Earth on a much larger scale.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. How would you rather use this money?

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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/15/2021 9:08 AM
    Donate the money to organizations who support those in need and that support restoring our Earth/Agricultural Regeneration.
  • 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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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/05/2021 12:48 PM
    Each of us need to do more than we are already doing.  We really need to push towards solar and wind power, not just talk about it but take action.

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      Xavier Rivera 4/05/2021 7:52 PM
      Do you mean more in terms of individual action or in terms of direct action to push for societal changes?
  • 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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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/05/2021 10:54 AM
    Saving our money as well as the money spent from supplier down to our pockets. We are able to feed more people; less waste all around.  Smaller portions helps with overeating and health issues. It is a much smarter choice, all around!

  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/05/2021 9:35 AM
    Purchasing less items that are truly "material stuff" because these items are unnecessary, and usually end of in our landfills.

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    Jacquelin Fielding 4/05/2021 9:19 AM
    Very excited to work on all these Earth saving important issues!  I have been reading a lot!  I started donating extra food that I purchased too much of during Easter to people who do not have the money; this really made me feel good and prevents food waste!!!