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Amanda Ketchum

US Sourcing

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 455 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    51
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,295
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    434
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,295
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    590
    minutes
    spent learning

Amanda's Actions

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Support Local Pollinators

SDG #15 Life On Land

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will develop a readiness plan for my household in the event of an emergency.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Work-Life Balance

SDG #8 Work & Economy

During the workday, I will schedule time for daily rest during work days to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 45 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will visit ewg.org to learn about and use their Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen produce lists.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Amanda Ketchum 4/21/2022 5:35 AM
    I will reduce my meat consumption and continue to add more fruits and vegetables into my diet. I will also be me conscious of how much gas I am consuming to reduce my footprint there. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

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    Amanda Ketchum 4/21/2022 5:25 AM
    I like to save the part of the veggies that most people don't consume and freeze them to make vegetable broth later. Also, many of the stalks of herbs actually are very flavorful and can be used in a dish. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Amanda Ketchum 4/21/2022 5:23 AM
    Breaking the habit of always having some sort of entertainment on for consumption. Putting down my phone, not turning on a show in the evenings or having music or NPR streaming. I quickly realized how much I need periods of time to just be without any mindless distractions. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Reduce Single-Use Plastics
    What plastic or single-use items do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted?

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    Amanda Ketchum 4/11/2022 11:01 AM
    I frequently use Keurig KCups and have converted over to reusable kcup filters for my morning coffee. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    Amanda Ketchum 4/11/2022 8:59 AM
    I have seen the dirty dozen list before and because of it always buy certain items organic like celery and lettuce/greens. I will continue to use these list to make informed choices about the produce I purchase and what unintentional chemicals I may be adding to my diet. 

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    Amanda Ketchum 3/31/2022 1:04 PM
    So excited for a new EcoChallenge and to learn more ways to make an impact in my every day life!