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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Sally Rampersad

Team Teal - Seattle Children's Periop

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 256 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    260
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Sally's Actions

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Solar Water Consultation

Solar Hot Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Sally Rampersad 4/17/2021 5:16 PM
    Walked around Greenlake.  Plenty of opportunity to contemplate infrastructure with the roads all ripped up around there.
     :)
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Sally Rampersad 4/13/2021 9:49 AM
    Here's an article about the main culprits in our food that contribute to deforestation.  https://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/foods-that-are-eating-the-worlds-forests-and-how-to-choose-better/

    Take aways - palm oil is everywhere, look for shade grown or rainforest alliance for coffee and chocolate, eat more plants and less meat, dairy and eggs
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Sally Rampersad 4/10/2021 8:15 PM
    My daughter did a carbon footprint for her biology class and has done this in the past.  We have made progress with food (now mostly vegetarian and fish) and with our energy (we now have solar panels).  But our car is not fuel efficient, so it's time to look at electric options. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Sally Rampersad 4/07/2021 3:05 PM
    My daughter did a carbon footprint for her biology class.  One of our major remaining  big carbon expenditures is a non-fuel efficient car.  I looked into getting a Leaf which is fully electric.  We would use the Leaf for most trips and use the Subaru only if we need to get through snow or other difficult conditions needing AWD. 

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    Sally Rampersad 3/26/2021 3:06 PM
    Hi Team Teal, I wanted to share something that I think would count for the "researching restorative agriculture" challenge.  There is a wonderful documentary "The Biggest Little Farm" that documents a couple in California in their journey to build a farm that relies upon nature to sustain itself.  It is informative and heart-warming and about 90 minutes in length.  There's a website, so you can support their work and you can also follow them on Facebook. Here's a link to the documentary. Biggest Little Farm: Home | NEON (biggestlittlefarmmovie.com)