Skip to main content
April 1 - April 30, 2021
Robin Pendleton's avatar

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
  • 1,247 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    145
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    19
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    42
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    24
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Robin's Actions

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.

Uncompleted
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 5
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 3
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 10
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 5
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 4
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 7
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 10
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 5
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 5
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 3
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.

Uncompleted
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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

    Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/18/2021 6:04 PM
    Turning the shower off while I lather vs allowing the water to run the entire time saves water. Some think using the dishwasher is being lazy. Others simply prefer to wash dishes by hand. However, since I've learned that when using an energy-efficient dishwasher, fewer gallons of water are used that washing the same amount of dishes by hand in the sink.

  • Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/18/2021 6:00 PM
    I usually try not to hover over repair technicians while they're working. In watching the videos on how to fix leaky faucets, I'll now be more inclined to wonder aloud what's taking so long.

  • Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/17/2021 2:41 PM
    Each morning I'm awakened by the sound of construction. New homes are being built on the property behind my development. Only the man-made lake separates us. The lake is adjacent to the 2-mile stretch of concrete sidewalks. No fishing allowed. No putting lawn chairs on the grass. Of course, no swimming. It's mostly a way for wealthy land owners to sell "waterfront" property. Still, I enjoy watching the birds and ducks and the occasional iguana from my balcony. I've lived near a canal before, so I'm sure the sightings of iguana will increase.

  • Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/17/2021 2:26 PM
    It's currently 91 degrees and sunny in Palm Beach County. Thank goodness it's not humid which made my walk earlier more enjoyable. I'm loving the enthusiasm of my team in this challenge. We encourage each other and share tips even after hours.
  • 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?

    Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/17/2021 2:04 PM
    Dog owners enjoy walking with their pets on the same sidewalks and trails as those who are either allergic or afraid of dogs, no matter what size. Most owners are responsible and follow the law about picking up their pet's waste and discarding it in the proper receptacles, however those who simply let nature take its course are a disservice to others. I would like to see animal waste receptacles placed strategically along commonly used paths with specific instructions clearly marked about the laws, proper disposal and pick-up times.

  • Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/16/2021 3:46 PM
    Seeking more videos on how to learn more in categories typically not on my grid. Pleased with the number of things I already do.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure
    What do you like most about biking in your city? What would you like to improve?

    Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/13/2021 4:02 PM
    Good bike lanes are wide enough to prevent the urge to use the pedestrian sidewalks. There are too few bike lanes in heavy traffic areas. Many motorists are either unaware or unconcerned about the safety of bike riders, especially when turning in front of cyclists. There needs to be more public transportation shelters that can be shared by passengers awaiting the bus and cyclists during sudden torrential downpours.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/13/2021 2:45 PM
    Incorporating the other "R's" into my lifestyle on a consistent basis won't be too difficult as long as I have a plan for each item. I discovered that empty plastic coffee containers are good to store opened disinfectant wipes to prevent them from drying out. Tattered face cloths make good reusable cleaning rags. I'm already committed to reducing waste. I can refuse plastic grocery bags on trips when I remember to utilize my cart with a fabric bag.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/12/2021 10:14 AM
    As an avid reader, I prefer paperbacks, but I've begun ordering more eBooks since I already have boxes and boxes of books. Most bills that are standard each month and aren't subject to fluctuation without my consent have been put on automatic billing to avoid paper bills. As a writer, I still mail cards to elderly friends and relatives and those who simply enjoy getting a greeting card in the mail. I also have an account with an online greeting card company that reduces the number of cards and stamps I have to purchase.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

    Robin Pendleton's avatar
    Robin Pendleton 4/12/2021 5:49 AM
    Accessorizing with articles of clothing that are simply stockpiled in my closet will help my budget and perk up my personal style. Also, will donate the never-worn, never-used, and in great shape clothing and accessories to organizations that support a cause or humanitarian efforts vs just reselling for profit.