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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Lisa Hovde

BAP Rochester

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 211 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    118
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Lisa's Actions

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 1 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Solutions

I will research and tell 1 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 2
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

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Lisa Hovde 4/16/2021 7:04 AM
    I just have to use PTO to make my trip a day or 2 extra for travel time.
  • 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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    Lisa Hovde 4/16/2021 6:38 AM
    recalculate the amount of steps I get in per day so than I won't be using my car as much and exercise will do wonders for me.
  • 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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    Lisa Hovde 4/16/2021 6:35 AM
    Vegetable bags.  I have recently learned that you can leave your veggies in a vase with water and they stay fresh and look nice

  • Reflection Question
    Industry Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

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    Lisa Hovde 4/16/2021 6:32 AM
    I am just learning about the climate change and I am becoming very interested in learning more to save our planet. 
  • 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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    Lisa Hovde 4/16/2021 6:30 AM
    Poorer countries can't afford to eat meat so it is much more affordable for them to grow their own food.  
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives
    What inspiration and wisdom can you gather from your family, faith, or community traditions that would help you in both communicating about and addressing our most pressing energy issues?

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    Lisa Hovde 4/16/2021 6:27 AM
    Working with my children on being more aware of the importance of being green to save our planet.