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Bre McCormick

Wyld

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 126 THIS WEEK
  • 345 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1.0
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    187
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    5.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    265
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    37
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    3.7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • UP TO
    7.8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Bre's actions

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.

COMPLETED
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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

UNCOMPLETED
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.

COMPLETED 9
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 9
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 9
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.

UNCOMPLETED
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.

COMPLETED
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 9
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.

COMPLETED 9
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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hours in my community.

COMPLETED
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
    Action Track: Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

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    Bre McCormick 4/08/2024 9:42 AM
    Volunteering enhances communities by providing essential services, fostering a sense of unity, and addressing various social issues. It strengthens bonds among community members and promotes empathy and understanding. Personally, volunteering can deepen one's connection to the community and cultivate a greater sense of belonging and responsibility towards its well-being.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Cooking Oil Disposal
    Did anything about this action surprise you? Do you use more or less oil than you thought?

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    Bre McCormick 4/08/2024 9:40 AM
    I generally only use very small amount of oil when cooking. The exception is when I make fried tofu. There is a lot of oil involved and a lot of oil to dispose of. Each time I make fried tofu I feel bad about the wasted oil and this specific action made me realize even further the negative impact it has.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    What did you learn about the amount of plastic we consume and what actions will you take to reduce your use of plastic?

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    Bre McCormick 4/08/2024 9:38 AM
    I love bringing my reusable water bottle with me everywhere! I notice that I fill it at least a few times per day if not several. If I were to use plastic water bottles each time I would be wasting an insane amount of plastic. I also benefit from bringing my reusable water bottle with me because I stay more hydrated than I do when I forget to bring it and feel guilt purchasing a single use bottle. I will continue to avoid single use plastics and try to seek reusable options only.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Weekly Meal Planning
    How did it feel to plan out your meals and stick to them in an effort to reduce food waste?

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    Bre McCormick 4/05/2024 3:06 PM
    It feels great to plan out my meals and stick to them. I find myself saving time when cooking and cleaning and also saving money! I am guilty of wanting to eat whatever sounds best in the moment but it's not the most practical for everyday life. I really hope that I can stick to meal planning even once this challenge ends.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Explore My Area
    Where did you go for your walk or hike in nature? What were the benefits of doing so?

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    Bre McCormick 4/05/2024 3:05 PM
    I went for a walk through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge which is walking distance from my apartment. I noticed that I feel calmer and at peace when I spend time in nature. Winter is always rough on me and it was a nice reminder than I need to get myself outside to enjoy the benefits that nature has to offer.

    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 4/05/2024 5:21 PM
      In Portland by old skating rink along Willamette River? It's beautiful and please give my regards if so.