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Constance Lewis

Green Bexley

"Mission- to leave the world a better place than we found it: 1) recycle whenever possible 2) eliminate waste and pollution 3) be energy efficient "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,726 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    66
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    24
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    961
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    106
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    143
    minutes
    spent learning

Constance's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

In my community, I will volunteer at a community shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 5 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer to Tutor

SDG #4 Education

I will volunteer to tutor in my community at least once this month.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 60 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 5 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

Each day, I will spend 10 minutes learning about sustainable fashion so that I can engage in this practice.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Practice A Sharing Economy

SDG #1 No Poverty

Each day, I will engage in a sharing economy among my family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 27
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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Engage In Active Listening

SDG #17 Partnerships

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, peer, or someone who has a different experience/identity for 1 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Constance Lewis 4/29/2022 11:41 PM
    Violet syrup making must be contagious.  At the library parking lot event last night, I spoke to one of the librarians with whom I had shared my violet syrup experience.  She and her daughter tried it and were very excited.  It was fun for the two of them and her young daughter loves purple so they didn't add the lemon.  They may try lemon on a portion, just to see the chemical change.  
    One never knows the impact one has just by sharing experiences. 

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    Constance Lewis 4/29/2022 11:22 PM
    What a lovely surprise to find two construction paper handprint thank you notes in the mailbox.  One pink the other blue.  They were from two small children from the neighborhood who were walking down the sidewalk in front of our house.  They happened upon two handmade fabric rabbits I had placed on our front step.  I said they should give them a new home.  Well the thank you notes said they have given them names and we're enjoying their new friends.  Very heartwarming.

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    Constance Lewis 4/29/2022 11:05 PM
    We will be loading the car with boxes of items for Green Bexley's clean up day.  Such a good feeling to rid ourselves of unneeded things and have them go to others who will use them.

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    Constance Lewis 4/28/2022 9:23 PM
    Good report from our gas company.  We used 4 less CCF of natural gas than efficient similar homes.  
    Some pointers...
    Close curtains at night.
    Use self-cleaning oven feature right after cooking a meal.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement
    Who is affected by water insecurity in your region? How are they affected? How are you impacted by water insecurity?

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    Constance Lewis 4/28/2022 4:36 PM
    All residents are affected in our region.  Ohio water, though plenty, is under near-constant assault from algee, fertilizer, herbicides, industrial chemicals, medicines, pesticides and human and animal waste.  Cities spend millions of dollars removing those threats-costs that ultimately end up tacked onto resident's water bills across the state.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Constance Lewis 4/28/2022 1:33 PM
    We condense our errands to minimize fuel use and use only one vehicle.  

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    Constance Lewis 4/28/2022 12:20 PM
    At my work today, there were several framed pieces of artwork in the back hall that was to be disposed of.  I mentioned that our city is having an event this Saturday to recycle and give useful items a new home and offered to take them.  They were very happy to have them disappear.
    On the way home, however, I stopped by our new senior center to see if they could use them.  They were pleased to take them.  If they will not be used in the center, next month they will be having a sale/fundraiser.  
    Great to see more it's rescued from the landfill!
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Volunteer
    What was one of your most memorable volunteer experiences, and why? What would you like to volunteer for next, and why?

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    Constance Lewis 4/27/2022 8:27 PM
    It was a very rewarding experience setting up "Joy Junction", a Sunday School program for  ages 3, 4 and 5 year olds.  Creating the lessons and  enlisting volunteer teachers was a challenge, but watching the children respond to music, enjoying snacks and learning while having fun was stimulating.
    I'm not certain what I would like to volunteer for next.  There are so many opportunities and I have many interests.  We will have to see what the future holds.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer to Tutor
    What do you enjoy about supporting others who are learning?

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    Constance Lewis 4/27/2022 7:23 PM
    It is very fulfilling supporting others who are learning.  It brings great joy knowing their lives have been affected for the better.

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    Constance Lewis 4/27/2022 6:02 PM
    Welcome Adi to team Green Bexley.  You are already ahead of David by 1 point!  Have fun!