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Kerri Mcgowan

ADL - Northern Europe

""Believe in yourself cause that's the place to start" - Arthur Timothy Read"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,122 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    42
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    16
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5.7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    850
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    136
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    850
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    445
    minutes
    spent learning

Kerri's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 20 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 20 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 10 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

In my community, I will volunteer at a community shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 5 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 20 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 60 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Support A Renters Bills of Rights

SDG #1 No Poverty

Of nearly 44 million U.S. renter households in 2019, more than 45% paid rent equal to 30% or more of their gross household income. I will spend 30 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Kerri Mcgowan 4/30/2022 8:27 AM
    Happy last day of ecochallenge. This month I've learned many vegan recipes & 0 waste meals, the impact of mindfulness, and i've stopped using herbicides FOR GOOD :)

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    Kerri Mcgowan 4/26/2022 9:03 AM
    Volunteered with colleagues during lunch break at a local food bank planting vegetables

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    Kerri Mcgowan 4/25/2022 6:27 AM
    Today i learned the multicoloured (e.g. yellow/black) lady bugs are actually invasive species, are super aggressive and are pushing out red lady bugs (who are really good for pest control) :( 

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    Kerri Mcgowan 4/24/2022 5:30 AM
    milton country park - a 10 min walk from our office :)

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    Kerri Mcgowan 4/20/2022 3:34 PM
    I just read about this invasive species called Kudzu (in the US). It's a vine that absolutely chokes out all the plant life around it and turns forests into flat barren wastelands made up of only kudzu. I've never been scared of a plant until today. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About Invasive Species
    What is one invasive species in your region and how does it impact your region's ecosystem?

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    Kerri Mcgowan 4/20/2022 3:30 PM
    Not counting humans, wherever rats go humans follow. Many don't even recognise them as invasive and instead just part of the social fabric.  
    Interesting fact: Because rats follow humans everywhere, it makes it hard to study what their actual impact is.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Volunteer
    What was one of your most memorable volunteer experiences, and why? What would you like to volunteer for next, and why?

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    Kerri Mcgowan 4/18/2022 11:56 AM
    I spent 2 years volunteering for an animal charity, and currently support an online OCD support group. In the future, I would like to dedicate time to UK poverty and hunge

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    Kerri Mcgowan 4/13/2022 1:01 PM
    Today I created my own vegan recipe. Presenting Vegan Fajitas:
    1) Sautee some thinly sliced onions and peppers in salt, pepper, chilli powder, cumin, and smoked paprika.
    2) Separately, sear some sliced mushrooms and braise in balsamic vinegar and black pepper.
    3) Mix half a can of beans with cholula to create refried beans.
    4) Pile onto tortillas and toast.
    5) Serve with cold beer
    6) Post to ecochallenge for my daily 5 points
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals
    Do you have any tips for others on finding locations that accept products for safe disposal?

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    Kerri Mcgowan 4/13/2022 9:01 AM
    In the UK any pharmacy accepts prescription meds, doesnt have to be the one you got it from