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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Rachimah Magnuson

Community 2.0

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 395 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    195
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    11
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Rachimah's Actions

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Host a Film Screening

TBD

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Start a Social Media Campaign

TBD

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Combat the Heat Island Effect

I will plant a tree or shrub at home or in my community to combat the heat island effect.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 20 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

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove from my current diet the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Buildings

Learn about making my home/workplace more energy efficient.

I will commit to learn about and take action to make my home/workplace more energy efficient.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Reduce Single Use Plastics (SUP) and/or Disposables

I will commit to purchase fewer SUPs and learn and use alternative options.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Redyce Single Use Plastics (SUP) or Disposables

I will commit to purchase fewer SUPs and disposables and learn and use alternative options.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Practice the 8 R's

Reduce Reuse Recycle Refuse Repair Regift Recover Rethink

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Advocate for Compost where I work or volunteer

I will speak up and ask if it is possible to implement composting methods at my work or place(s) where I volunteer.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY 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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Efficient Trucks

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Rooftop Solar Consultation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Reduce Single Use Plastics (SUP) or Disposables

I will commit to purchasing fewer single use plastics/disposables and learn and use alternative options.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Join Community 2.0's Social Media Campaign

TBD

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Host a Virtual Screening

I will create or support a virtual watch party of the following films: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn & Take Action to Make My Home/Workplace More Energy Efficient

I will commit to: 1. Undertaking an energy audit... 2. 3.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Practice the 8 R's

I will Practice the "8 Rs" — reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse, repair, regift, recover, rethink — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting at Work or Community Space

I will start or advocate to start a compost bin where I work and/or volunteer.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Rachimah Magnuson's avatar
    Rachimah Magnuson 4/07/2021 3:51 PM
    It was so great to knock so many things off the Ecochallenge list that gave me joy as well!  
    Enjoy nature?  Check!  
    Go for a walk?  Check!  
    Support local food producers and POC?  Check!  
    Use less Single Use Plastics?  Check!  
    Prepare Zero-waste meal?  Check!  
    Compost?  Check! 
    Smiles?  Check!!!

  • Rachimah Magnuson's avatar
    Rachimah Magnuson 4/01/2021 1:40 PM
    Day 2 of Ecochallenge and I just checked in on my actions!  It is very encouraging and I look forward to coming in each day to see what I can accomplish and as a reminder of what I still can do even better!   I love my walk along the Arroyo Seco!  I do this quite frequently.  They are redoing the landscaping on the east side of the river and it is great to see native plants being planted!  Let me know if you would like to walk with me after work hours - would love some more company!