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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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KoKo Mcbride

SWCA Arlington/Tulsa

"Living A Great Life While Becoming More Eco Conscious!!!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 725 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,325
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    96
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,224
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    75
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

KoKo's Actions

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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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    KoKo Mcbride 4/30/2021 4:56 PM
    Overall this was a great and very educational experience. I learned a lot about things that I can change and be mindful about within my daily life that can help impact the environment. I also found out some interesting things about sustainable foods that I did not know about. I will continue these practices daily as well as try to find new ways to lower my carbon footprint.

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    KoKo Mcbride 4/25/2021 6:50 PM
    So far still on track! I found some bamboo plates while browsing at Tuesday Morning. I would say that is a win.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    KoKo Mcbride 4/22/2021 5:52 PM
    There are several things such as lack of women leaders, workplace cultures, lack of flexible work practices, gender stereotypes, and social expectations regarding gender roles that all play a part when it comes to the barriers that exist to women as it pertains to equal participation or representation. It’s like a double edged sword, we’re looked at as though we’re less than when we have crazy work schedules to others that have the luxury or flexibility to be stay at home moms or wives and then if we need more flexibility at work to be able to be a mom or tend to family it’s like we are lazy or not available. It’s hard to balance the two and then when you try to be the best you can at both but still get socially reprimanded on both ends. You just have to be resilient and push through. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    KoKo Mcbride 4/22/2021 5:45 PM
    One of my friends actually started a garden in her back yard and after this research on how my diet is affecting deforestation, I think that may be something I want to look into in the future. I’m already not eating meat and I’m working on the sustainable seafood but the taste isn’t there yet. It could have just been the type I tried so I’m going to keep trying different ones.

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    KoKo Mcbride 4/22/2021 5:41 PM
    So far... it’s been going great when I can remember to log on the actual day of 😂🤣. I really am enjoying this challenge though because it makes you take time to think about what’s going on in the world more and how your daily actions affect the atmosphere.
  • 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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    KoKo Mcbride 4/20/2021 5:38 AM
    It makes you more in tune with nature and the world around you. It makes you more aware of things in the world that depend on each other and how you affect those things. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    KoKo Mcbride 4/20/2021 5:33 AM
    Yes, I purchased bamboo straws. I noticed there are quite a few items that are available in bamboo.

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    KoKo Mcbride 4/06/2021 7:03 AM
    Today I was a bit under the weather so I only ate once and I did not cook , nor did I get to do my daily walk. :( Not a good da but hopefully tomorrow is better so I can get back on track.  4/4/21

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    KoKo Mcbride 4/06/2021 7:02 AM
    OK so I cooked the sustainable shrimp today and I got questions..lol definitely a difference....  4/3/21

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      KoKo Mcbride 4/30/2021 4:59 PM
      Let's just say it was oddly different. lol I am not sure if it was the brand or what. But I am willing to give it another go just maybe a different brand.

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      Denise Magditch 4/08/2021 8:59 AM
      I hope it wasn't too different! LOL How did it taste?

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    KoKo Mcbride 4/06/2021 6:56 AM
    I purchased sustainable shrimp today after researching about sustainable seafood so we will see how it goes!!!!  4/2/21