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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Robin Pendleton

Office Depot Women of Color

""Earth provides enough for every man's needs, but not for every man's greed."- Mahatma Gandhi"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,760 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    345
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    145
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    29
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    44
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    28
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    540
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    37
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Robin's Actions

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Fix Leaky Faucets

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities. Fixing leaky faucets can save up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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 3 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 16
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 10
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Express My Support For Walkable Cities

Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate for Solar Installation
    How does advocating for rooftop solar connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Robin Pendleton 4/30/2021 10:49 AM
    Knowing that our energy relies on a solar system would be more of an impetus to protect the atmosphere. Clean energy also translates to cleaner eco-systems. I'm particularly concerned about traditional energy sources that harm the oceans and thereby their inhabitants. I don't want to contribute directly or indirectly to the extinction of a species that younger generations in my family will only know about through a history channel.

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    Robin Pendleton 4/29/2021 5:50 PM
    There was a virtual meeting today about sustainability initiatives within our company. I was pleased when one co-worker told another that she could have learned a lot from the information in this challenge.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate My Carbon Footprint
    What stood out to you most about your carbon footprint? What surprised you or sparked curiosity? Where can you take most immediate action?

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    Robin Pendleton 4/29/2021 5:30 PM
    I was most surprised the what I eat contributes to my carbon footprint.  I always associated it with pollutants and emissions from automobiles and industrial energy plants.

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    Robin Pendleton 4/27/2021 3:31 PM
    I'm curious about the performance of electric cars and the availability of locations to plug in to recharge. Designated carpool spaces are taken by those who arrive late and ignore the sign because spaces are available. Fewer people carpool, at least where I live. Cheaters parking in electric car spaces will be more noticeable. Hope people care long enough for it to make a difference.

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    Robin Pendleton 4/26/2021 2:57 PM
    As "Sesame Street" celebrates its 50th anniversary, we can learn something from their shows on climate change and respecting the Earth. They didn't scare children, they educated them. The more we know based on science, the more responsible we should behave.

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    Robin Pendleton 4/24/2021 3:41 PM
    While my phone has a calendar, I'm old school, so I also prefer paper versions with large blocks with ample space to write on. The numbers are also more visible. I deliberately try to purchase calendars with recycled paper and Net Zero Carbon.

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    Robin Pendleton 4/23/2021 3:08 PM
    Apparently I've been doing my part to reduce my carbon footprint without knowing it. I haven't eaten beef in over 15 years.

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    Robin Pendleton 4/22/2021 3:20 PM
    The fact that today is officially "Earth Day" and each news station have featured stories, testimonials, scientific facts and more wasn't as big a deal for me this year since I've already been participating in this challenge for 3 weeks.

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    Robin Pendleton 4/21/2021 6:04 PM
    Sad commentary on America, one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Over 4 of 10 Americans breathe polluted air according to a new report published by the American Lung Association. And people of color are 61% more likely to be affected.

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    Robin Pendleton 4/20/2021 3:39 PM
    The holistic approach to this challenge is refreshing. There's a cyclical relationship between humanity, nature and technology. Unfortunately, sometimes it appears we're going counter-clockwise.