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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Nicole Hambleton

Climate Action in Dufferin

"I'm a tree hugging vegetarian who is deeply in love with Mother Earth and all her inhabitants. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 283 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    39
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    11
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Nicole's 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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove from my current diet the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 3
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

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 2
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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Nicole Hambleton's avatar
    Nicole Hambleton 4/30/2021 2:48 PM
    Wow!  I can't believe April is over.  Where did it go?  I found it hard to stay on top of daily goals this year.  I definitely did other eco activities that I didn't record such as picking up trash on walks.  I'm also not sure if I received points for activities that "I already do" like taking a daily walk?  Oh well.  Beyond the accumulation of points, my heart and soul has been nourished by giving gratitude to Mother Earth daily, hugging trees, and planting in our gardens.  I'm so grateful to live in such a beautiful rural area surrounded by beauty. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Nicole Hambleton's avatar
    Nicole Hambleton 4/15/2021 10:52 AM
    I recently found bamboo toilet paper at the local grocery store (Metro).  Its called Silk 'n Soft and it is 100% bamboo!  

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    Nicole Hambleton 4/15/2021 10:31 AM
    I'm having trouble going on and documenting my actions daily!   I have been doing them though.  I also just consciously harvested a few wild leeks (ramps) for my lunch.  Super tasty!!!  

    • Cherry Vercher's avatar
      Cherry Vercher 4/30/2021 5:37 PM
      Read and study the action first. And then, answer your reflection question. But,this is optional you don't have to answer it if you don't want to. Once, you do that go back and click on the button to complete. And, on your daily actions you just click on the button and type in how  many mins or hours you did it. If it's required to do so, then click on the button and your done.

    • Jennifer Payne's avatar
      Jennifer Payne 4/15/2021 11:52 AM
      You can definitely go back in time and check off previous days. I sometimes forget to track how much time I did on certain actions, but it's a best effort basis.  
      I like the challenge of getting the check mark AND the green circle for each day though. Talk about Pavlovian impulses... ;P
      Thanks for trying and posting anyway! 

    • Mmmmm, sounds delicious Nicole! 

      I too forget to login at the end of the day to check off my actions sometimes! I think you can change the date on your dashboard and mark actions from days past complete. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Nicole Hambleton's avatar
    Nicole Hambleton 4/05/2021 9:41 AM
    This is really helpful.  I will be less likely to worry about "food safety" and throw food out now that I understand the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates.  
  • 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?

    Nicole Hambleton's avatar
    Nicole Hambleton 4/05/2021 9:39 AM
    Meat is a white privilege food. Eating meat can clog arteries, and the ranching of meat for large fast food corporations usually involves clear cutting forests.  The people that live and work in areas where meat is ranched and killed are live with the direct impacts of climate change and pollution.  

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    Nicole Hambleton 3/31/2021 1:10 PM
    I'm having a look through this website and considering which actions I can realistically participate in.  I have a friend turning 50 this weekend and I've asked her is she would consider donating 50 menstrual kits with me (I turned 50 in June).

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    Nicole Hambleton 3/31/2021 1:03 PM
    Woot woot!  So excited for this challenge!  Can't wait to see where I end up this year.  I'm ready and willing to learn new ways to become a better steward of the earth.