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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Michael Meiferd

Walgreens Boots Alliance

"Be mindful of Earth Month and contribute positively to the Walgreens team through my day-to-day actions. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 570 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3,780
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    83
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    71
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    64
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Michael's Actions

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Engage in Work-based Opportunities related to Eco-friendly action

Take advantage of work business group lessons/groups

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Documentary Films on Climate Action/Recycling

Learn new ways to support responsible climate action / consumer action.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and BIPOC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 5 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Earth Month Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 500 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Connect With A Nonprofit

Health and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, and/or trans and nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 60 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 180 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Michael Meiferd's avatar
    Michael Meiferd 4/30/2021 2:47 PM
    April is over, but I'm sure we're all planning to carry on these good habits. 

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    Michael Meiferd 4/29/2021 1:56 PM
    NYT Podcast https://nyti.ms/3aN1zg8

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    Michael Meiferd 4/29/2021 1:54 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Michael Meiferd 4/26/2021 3:55 PM
    learning, mostly, but mindfulness and balance are stretch goals :)

  • Reflection Question
    Industry Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Michael Meiferd 4/26/2021 3:54 PM
    I've replaced most, and have second hand storage at most these days


  • Michael Meiferd's avatar
    Michael Meiferd 4/26/2021 3:45 PM
    PBS News Hour and Frontline documentaries on youtube are worht watching


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    Michael Meiferd 4/26/2021 3:44 PM
    Watched PBS Newshour "The Plastic Problem" over last few days. 

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    Michael Meiferd 4/25/2021 3:47 PM
    Very nice day out; convened with nature. :) 

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    Michael Meiferd 4/24/2021 12:32 PM
    Enjoying extra mindfulness 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. How would you rather use this money?

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    Michael Meiferd 4/17/2021 3:39 PM
    Education/support for housing insecure populations