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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Greta Ritchard

Atlassian Syd Grads

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 242 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    260
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Greta's Actions

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 7
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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

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

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Greta Ritchard 3/31/2021 5:02 PM
    This is really hard when going into the office, due to covid everything is prepackaged and single use, so the emphasis is on cooking food at home, generally fresh veggies that don't require packaging
  • 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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    Greta Ritchard 3/29/2021 4:17 PM
    It's really hard to approximate living in a share house, and air travel is quite meaningless at the moment, but I definitely do need to generally be more conscious about where I source things like utilities and food, instead of going for the easiest/cheapest by default
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Greta Ritchard 3/29/2021 4:08 PM
    A sustainable community primarily needs community first, instead of being a collection of people, shared ethos and goals is critical to creating a space where growth and change can happen. I would love to see a community with a circular economy of sorts, where resources are shared and taken care of, where custodianship is prioritised over ownership.
  • 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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    Greta Ritchard 3/29/2021 4:00 PM
    Walking through the city, there are so many cars and bike/pedestrian infrastructure is definitely not a priority, dedicated pedestrian lanes/streets would be lovely