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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Katie O'Dowd

KEEN

"There is always more I can do!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 654 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    135
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Katie's Actions

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate for Forest Protection

Forest Protection

I will contact 1 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws, as well as the rights of local people to protect and restore the land in their communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways in which the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

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    Katie O'Dowd 4/30/2021 9:41 AM
    When purchasing new products, I need to pay extra attention to the impact they have on our environment. I always try to buy secondhand first!
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Katie O'Dowd 4/27/2021 5:48 PM
    I could use more reusable bags when buying in bulk. I also could make the switch to loose leaf tea!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Katie O'Dowd 4/27/2021 5:47 PM
    Portland area parks and other natural environments all provide great walks! I especially love finding some gardens to enjoy!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

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    Katie O'Dowd 4/27/2021 5:46 PM
    I love that regenerative agriculture gives every gardener the opportunity to learn about our amazing ecosystems and how we really do not need pesticides!