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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Kelsey Machut

Medicalz Unitz

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 318 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    205
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    10
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    being mindful

Kelsey's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 15 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Start a Social Media Campaign

Health and Education

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Uncompleted
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 8
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 7 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • 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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    Kelsey Machut 4/28/2021 2:38 AM
    Reusing! today i prepared my strawberries. Rather than putting them in a ziplock bag, I put them back into the plastic container they came in! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Kelsey Machut 4/28/2021 2:30 AM
    using smaller plates/bowls helps me eat smaller portions! 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Start a Social Media Campaign
    How are people responding to the statistics you're sharing on social media?

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    Kelsey Machut 4/25/2021 5:40 AM
    I find that the majority of my family and friends are very intrigued by the information I'm sharing with them!
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Kelsey Machut 4/25/2021 5:38 AM
    I've started by using paper plates for family gatherings so we can put them in the yard waste, rather the garbage. Next step, we can use compostable and or reusable products!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Kelsey Machut 4/25/2021 5:34 AM
    I do a better job not overeating 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Kelsey Machut 4/25/2021 5:31 AM
    My family have always been big recyclers. My dad worked in hazardous waste and my brother wants to be a garbage man when he "grows up". We continuously incorporate the 5 Rs into our daily routine and practice clean recycling and making sure we are not creating garbage by mishandling our recyclables 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Kelsey Machut 4/25/2021 5:28 AM
    Feeling like my carelessness and/or wastefulness is taking away from others is very bothersome. My goal in life is to be a positive contribution to my community and wasting resources is no way to help others
  • 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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    Kelsey Machut 4/25/2021 5:25 AM
    I have enjoyed the beautiful weather and looking at all my neighbors gardens. Consistent sidewalk availability would definitely make my walks more enjoyable. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Kelsey Machut 4/25/2021 2:28 AM
    It is so important for me to feel like I am supporting women business owners. My own independence and autonomy is achieved through financial independence and I want nothing more than to help other women achieve this same sense of comfort. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Kelsey Machut 4/25/2021 2:13 AM
    Not only is eating plant sourced foods good for my body and local farmers, its good for the Earth! I enjoy that my desire to address our sustainable food sources and support local food systems is keeping me healthy