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Tricia Jones

Comerica Texas Ecochallenge Team

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Tricia's actions

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG 2

One kilogram of beef and cheese emits 71kg and 24kg of greenhouse gasses, while 1kg of rice, grains, and legumes emits between 2-4kg. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts emit less than 1kg per 1kg. I will reduce my climate impact by enjoying 2 meatless meals and/or 0 vegan meals each day this week.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Try a New Vegan or Vegetarian Recipe

I will try a new vegan or vegetarian recipe and share how it turns out on the Ecochallenge feed, or with family and friends.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG 3

I will spend 30 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Watch a Documentary About Equity, Gender, Health, or Peace

SDG 3, 5, 10, 16

I will watch 1 documentaries about equity, gender, health, or peace.

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Health & Equity

Donate Food

SDG 3, 10

I will find out what food programs are in my area and donate food and/or other items that they request.

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Economy & Communities

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG 9

Each day, I will spend time developing a readiness plan for my household in the event of an emergency.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG 9

I will mend clothing for myself, family or friends.

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Economy & Communities

Learn and Discuss The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG 7, 9, 12

Each day, I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs and talk with 1 people about what I learned.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG 14, 15

Studies show a grass lawn is water intensive and on average it require about 30 percent of a household’s water consumption. I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard or community to conserve water and improve habitat: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG 13

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate & Ecosystems

Watch a Documentary About Climate Change or Nature

SDG 13, 14, 15

I will watch 3 documentaries about climate change.

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To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health & Equity Watch a Documentary About Equity, Gender, Health, or Peace
    What did you watch, and what was the most important thing you learned in the documentaries you watched? How does what you learned connect to your understanding of climate change and Earth Month?

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    Tricia Jones 4/26/2023 5:55 AM
    Watched the HEALTHCARE DIVIDE on PBS Passport - wow. I feel so fortunate to have access to healthcare, healthy activities and healthy food. The uneven distribution of our health care system has economic and, in my opinion, moral consequences we do not always think through. In my own situation, I know I need to reduce stress, get more active, eat healthier and advocate for the underserved.

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    Tricia Jones 4/25/2023 12:05 PM
    Emergency preparedness - getting bathroom remodeled, 1968 plumbing - series of mini-emergencies. I've learned how and where to turn off plumbing to the building and to have towels on readily available (on top of my w/d - hidden but easily grabable) for any water overflow issue. Also know to fill bathtub with water in anticipation of water shut off. YIKES! I see why new buyers prefer to buy new / updated homes over fixer-uppers!

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    Tricia Jones 4/24/2023 5:27 AM
    I just checked the cereal label - it is vegan!! So with almond milk - that counts as Vegan - WOOT WOOT!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Tricia Jones 4/24/2023 5:25 AM
    I made a Greek salad with falafel - fresh delicious and satisfying! The only non vegan part was the Feta on the salad and the yogurt based cucumber dip for the falafel. I made the falafel from a mix, but may try to figure out how to make the ground chick pea powder myself...! In any case, this may become a go-to summer meal!

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    Tricia Jones 4/24/2023 5:22 AM
    Happy Earth Day everyone!!

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    Tricia Jones 4/24/2023 5:21 AM
    Excited about EARTH WEEK: ASIA! program!!! The live program has Q&A afterwards but the 20 minute video (Vegetarian Asian Comfort Foods & Fun Facts) is airing on MSA channel - watch for fun and get MSA credit!!

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    Tricia Jones 4/24/2023 5:18 AM
    winding down - reflecting on which habits I want to continue after the challenge - Definitely MINDFULNESS!!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

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    Tricia Jones 4/20/2023 6:05 AM
    very surprised how many clothes I have! hemmed 3 pants, have a dress and a jacket that I'll be taking to alterations shop. I heard Jane Fonda pledged to not buy any more clothing in support of the climate - I imagine she has quite a large wardrobe! Hopefully she will make it fashionable to re-wear garments in Hollywood!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

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    Tricia Jones 4/18/2023 8:41 AM
    I've been thinking, from a minimalist point of view, "What do I really need if I had to start over in the event of a catastrophe?" Short answer: Not near as much as I have! I've started a list, basically organized by room/station - kitchen, bath, bed, closet, desk. I may add more as as I go. The bare minimum list will become part of the disaster plan. And the exercise will also help me clean out and make more thoughtful purchase decisions going forward.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate & Ecosystems Watch a Documentary About Climate Change or Nature
    What did you watch, and what was the most important thing you learned in the documentary(ies) you watched? How does what you learned connect to your understanding of climate change and Earth Month?

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    Tricia Jones 4/17/2023 6:55 PM
    Watched 3 part NATURE series Born in the Rockies - Wed night is my favorite TV night - Science and Nature night on PBS!! I also have PBS Passport and so also stream programs I've missed. The show NATURE and several of the other series, especially those with David Attenborough have a wonderful, centering effect on me. Support your local Public Television Station!!