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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Nicole Hilson

Cleveland Clinic Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 202 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    5
    trees
    planted

Nicole's Actions

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time 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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 2
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Uncompleted
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 1
DAILY ACTION

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 5 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Nicole Hilson's avatar
    Nicole Hilson 4/22/2021 11:06 AM
    Happy Earth Day! I've really enjoyed participating in the Ecochallege!  Here are a few of the actions I've taken this month to help make a positive impact for the planet:

    TEND A GARDEN (Climate Resilience) - I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.
    Getting some plants started under a makeshift greenhouse in my garden. 


    PLANT TREES (Climate Resilience) - I will plant 5 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.
    This is the start of my tree planting...the holes take a lot longer to dig than I expected!  2 arborvitae trees planted, 12 more to go! :)