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Bre McCormick

Wyld

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 896 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    12
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • UP TO
    1.0
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    24
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1.0
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
  • UP TO
    126
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    578
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1.0
    water footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    2.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    5.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    5.0
    trees
    planted
  • UP TO
    657
    minutes
    spent learning

Bre's actions

Climate + Air

Calculate My Carbon Impact

Carbon emissions can show up in many surprising ways in our life. 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.

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Climate + Air

Online Energy Audit

Energy use and waste is often invisible. I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Low Water Gardening

Grass lawns are water-intensive and on average require about 30 percent of a household’s water consumption. Native plants are water-efficient and help maintain the balance and diversity of local ecosystems. I will plant native species with water-efficient plants to conserve water and improve the habitat, then post a photo on the feed to share.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 60 minutes learning about sustainable seafood choices, commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean, and share what I learned on the feed.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Understand My Water Footprint

Each of us has a water footprint, directly linked to our daily activities as well as the water required in the production of things we use each day. Understanding our water use is important for a healthy planet. I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste, then share what I learned on the feed.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 60 minutes learning more about the importance of freshwater + ocean conservation, and how I can reduce my water use. I will share what I learn with people in person, on social media, and on the feed.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs

When traveling, I will seek souvenirs that support local communities and do not cause harm to the environment or wildlife.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 60 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Reduce Pollutants in Cleaning

Understanding cleaning product ingredients and their effect on water and biodiversity is helpful to our consumer choices. I will spend 60 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Save the Bees

Bees are vital to ecosystems. To help save the bees, I will learn which local flowers provide nectar and plant them in my backyard or in a pot on my balcony.

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Climate + Air

Sustainability Lunch and Learn

Learning in a social setting can inspire connection and change. I will work with a friend or colleague to plan and host a lunch and learn at work, school, in my neighborhood or other location to learn more about an environmental topic important to me. After the lunch and learn, I will share more about it on the feed.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 60 minutes each day learning about the current status of local or global wildlife and how I can align my actions to support their livelihood.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 60 minutes learning about the beauty and body products I use to see if they are refillable or recyclable. If not, I will reach out to the manufacturer to advocate for those options.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Cooking Oil Disposal

Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause damage to waterways and ecosystems. I will learn how to properly dispose of cooking oil to help support healthy ecosystems.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Itr's estimated over a billion water bottles are thrown away each year. Even if they were recycled, that still uses energy and resources from the earth. I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will look for sustainable palm oil products with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSP) label. I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation and opt for ones that help sustain healthy communities and forests.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Zero Waste Day

The impacts of our waste are far reaching. I will create zero waste for an entire day and share my reflections and learnings on the feed.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Borrow Before I Buy

Why buy something I will only use once or a few times if someone nearby has it for me to borrow, and why not share something I have that someone may only need a few times a year? To reduce my consumption and waste, I will create or support the sharing economy with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Consume only Needs vs Wants

The more stuff we consume, the more greenhouse gasses we put into the atmosphere. I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach this month and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate + Air

Weekly Meal Planning

One third of all food produced worldwide is wasted, and so is the energy it takes to produce and transport that food. I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need and eating what I planned each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper

Trees provide food and habitat for local wildlife species, shade our streets and homes, and help keep our air and water clean by capturing pollutants. Buying products that help protect forests makes a difference. I will only purchase wood, furniture, and paper products from ecologically certified sources such as Forest Stewardship Council.

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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 60 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, office, or campus (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

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Land + Forests

Plant Trees

Trees capture carbon and produce oxygen that is essential to life on earth. I will support this important piece of nature by organizing or joining a community group to plant 3 native trees in my community, public parks, office location, campus or backyard.

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Action Track: Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will organize or participate in a trash pickup at a local river, beach, or natural body of water.

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Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hours in my community.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Understand My Water Footprint
    What did you learn about your water footprint and what are you going to do to reduce and be aware of the water you use?

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    Bre McCormick 4/24/2024 12:53 PM
    To reduce my water footprint, I am taking shorter showers and being mindful of water intense activities like laundry and dishes. I will also prioritize products with lower water footprints.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Calculate My Carbon Impact
    Where in your life do you emit the most carbon? What change are you willing to make in your daily life to reduce this output?

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    Bre McCormick 4/24/2024 12:51 PM
    I emit the most carbon through transportation and energy use at home. To reduce this, I plan to prioritize alternative transportation like walking, public transit, and carpooling. I'm also trying to save electricity by using heat/AC less in my apartment and turning off electronics when not in use.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Invest in Nature
    What did you learn about how investing can support the environment and create a more sustainable world?

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    Bre McCormick 4/24/2024 12:48 PM
    Directing funds toward companies and projects that prioritize eco-friendly practices, renewable energy, and conservation efforts can drive positive change. Sustainable investing encourages companies to adopt responsible business practices which can contribute to a more sustainable world.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

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    Bre McCormick 4/24/2024 12:40 PM
    Forests offer me personal benefits that improve my life such as a sanctuary for relaxation, reducing stress and promoting mental well-being. Exploring forests connects me to nature and increases my appreciation for biodiversity. They also provide recreational opportunities to engage in physical activity and connect with the outdoors.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Beauty and Personal Products
    What new insights did you gain about the skincare products you use? Did you reach out to advocate for refillable or recyclable packaging?

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    Bre McCormick 4/24/2024 12:37 PM
    I used an app called 'Think Dirty' to evaluate the cleanliness of my skincare products and learn more about the ingredients and potential environmental impacts of the daily products I use. I discovered harmful chemicals in a couple of my products that I previously thought were 'clean' so I started researching alternatives with cleaner formulations. I did not yet reach out to advocate for alternative packaging but plan to for one product I love.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Bre McCormick 4/23/2024 11:21 AM
    Planting trees offers many benefits for our overall well-being. Mentally it provides a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Physically engaging in tree planting involves physical activity, promoting exercise and outdoor time. Also, spending time in nature can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, a nice break from the hustle of daily life.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel? What results did you see? Please consider posting a photo of your cleanup!

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    Bre McCormick 4/23/2024 11:13 AM
    I participated in a Laurelhurst Park cleanup with other community members and had a great experience. The results were immediate - we cleared litter, tidied up the walking trails, and worked to maintain the beauty of the park. This is one of my favorite places in Portland and I try to do a cleanup there at least once per year.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Borrow Before I Buy
    How did you participate in the sharing economy? (Consider posting a photo!) What are the benefits of a sharing economy? How could a sharing economy change the dynamics you have with friends, family and/or neighbors?

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    Bre McCormick 4/23/2024 11:12 AM
    Participating in the sharing economy felt easy considering I have many friends and family close by that I could go to when borrowing. I borrowed tools and shared rides to maximize resources. It really benefits you and the environment by saving money, reducing waste, and building community. Sharing allows you to strengthen relationships with those around you.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Forest-Friendly Foods
    What did you learn about forest-friendly foods? How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Bre McCormick 4/23/2024 11:09 AM
    Exploring forest-friendly foods has been eye-opening. I've realized how our food choices effect the health of forests, and that it is surprisingly easy to make changes. With some research and creativity I was able to find friendly alternatives. I already eat mostly plant based so this felt easier for me than it may be for others.

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      Kashifa Kabeer 4/23/2024 11:22 AM
      That's great! I have started to implement this too - trying to have 1 fully plant based meal everyday.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Consume only Needs vs Wants
    Consuming only what we need vs. what we want can be really hard to do. What has been challenging about committing to this action for a month? What have you learned about yourself? Will you change any habits going forward?

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    Bre McCormick 4/23/2024 11:06 AM
    Committing to consuming only what I need vs what I want has been a bit of a challenge. I've learned that many of my wants are driven by habit rather than genuine necessity. This experience has taught me to pause, reflect, and choose consciously. Going forward, I aim to cultivate a more intentional approach to consumption to prioritize sustainability.