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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Sarah LeRoux

Eco Warriors

"Through this challenge I aim to learn, grow and improve my habits to be a positive contributor to better our environment."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,070 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    440
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    330
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Sarah's Actions

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Install A Toilet Tank Bank

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water a day or 330 gallons (1,230 L) a month by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Earth Month Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/30/2021 9:21 AM
    I've enjoyed the challenge! Thank you to my teammates. 

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/29/2021 3:04 PM
    Tomorrow is the final day...and also Arbor Day. How fitting!

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/28/2021 11:58 AM
    I haven't done as much as I would have liked during this challenge, but hopefully my little bit helps the bigger picture.

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/27/2021 2:30 PM
    Go Team Go! Final stretch!

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/26/2021 3:09 PM
    Final week...hoping to finish strong! 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/25/2021 5:39 PM
    It's always refreshing and inspiring to get outdoors and see the world moving and living around us. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/25/2021 5:35 PM
    I've noticed and enjoyed the signs of spring...greener grass, flowering trees, birds and other wildlife. It's always a stunning transformation from winter. 

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/25/2021 5:27 PM
    It's amazing what products are made green. I had to by a rug pad and when browsing, I found one made with 100% plant based oils. Interesting.

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/23/2021 5:44 AM
    I installed my toilet tank bank today. It was so easy and it was relatively inexpensive to purchase! I recommend doing this task. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Install A Toilet Tank Bank
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Sarah LeRoux 4/23/2021 5:43 AM
    One way is looking into how much water is used to run the dishwasher and how much you generally use to hand wash dishes, maybe hand washing uses a little less. I'm going to look into this further and try to adapt or at least be more mindful of what to do when.