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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Danielle Goodenough

BAP Rochester

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 906 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    460
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    460
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    320
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    500
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    24
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,070
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    455
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    37
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Danielle's 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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

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 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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 24
DAILY 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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 10 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 19
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

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Plan to Insulate

Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 20
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 17
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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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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    Danielle Goodenough 4/30/2021 9:21 AM
    A few of the things that I have noticed and enjoyed on my walks are the different types of birds and all of the trees and plants starting to turn green again! It would be nice if my neighborhood had more sidewalks or a walking path so I don't have to worry about walking/running in the street :(
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Danielle Goodenough 4/30/2021 9:10 AM
    I've seen quite a few different bamboo products while at the store - such as straws, utensils, and even towels. I recently purchased some bamboo baskets on Amazon and found that there is a huge variety of bamboo products available online as well!
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Danielle Goodenough 4/29/2021 8:24 AM
    The next step that I could take is to sign up for paperless billing to reduce the amount of paper being used!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Danielle Goodenough 4/22/2021 6:26 AM
    A sustainable community would be one that can provide for itself and doesn't have to depend on others for resources.
  • 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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    Danielle Goodenough 4/22/2021 6:19 AM
    The next thing I would like to do to be more energy efficient is to add insulation to my garage! 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Danielle Goodenough 4/19/2021 10:27 AM
    Although I re-use plastic bags to carry my lunch to work, an easy substitute would be to use an actual lunch box.
  • 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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    Danielle Goodenough 4/19/2021 10:22 AM
    The obvious benefit to eating and serving smaller portions would be for your health. It will help with weight management and also prevent the negative feeling from over eating. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Danielle Goodenough 4/19/2021 10:19 AM
    I would like to work on prioritizing the important relationships in my life and my mind set.
  • 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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    Danielle Goodenough 4/19/2021 10:15 AM
    When I take the time to eat mindfully, I have found that I enjoy my meal more and am more thankful for it!
  • 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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    Danielle Goodenough 4/19/2021 10:12 AM
    One simple way to incorporate the entire vegetable into a meal would to be making a smoothie with it. Once it is blended you won't be able to know the difference!