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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Krista Rivera

Lean Green Mean Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,111 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,065
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    40
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    993
    minutes
    being mindful

Krista's 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 15
DAILY 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 20
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 23
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

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

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 21
DAILY 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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    Krista Rivera 4/30/2021 2:10 PM
    Happy day 30, everyone! :)

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    Krista Rivera 4/29/2021 5:57 PM
    How is everyone feeling at day 29?!
  • 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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    Krista Rivera 4/29/2021 5:49 PM
    Wow, that TED Talk was great. I love the question the presenter's grandson asked him: "Why do we have to kill things to grow things?" The answer? We don't! We should care about regnerative agriculture because it allows the landscape and living things to thrive, which promotes biodiversity, natural plant pest-resistancy, carbon sequestration, and natural BEAUTY! Kiss the Ground is an awesome documentary that talks all about this stuff and the challenge of convincing farmers using standard industrial agricultural practices to switch to the regenerative side...
  • 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?

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    Krista Rivera 4/29/2021 5:25 PM
    I can express all of those things while still avoiding over-consumption by using what I already have in new ways - creative repurposing - and by mending what I already have that might not be in the best shape. I can also donate excess clothing that I am not using to local thrift shops that I know give back to the community in positive ways and take care of their workers.

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    Krista Rivera 4/28/2021 6:34 PM
    I'm surprised by the small changes I find myself making, such as turning off the water when in the middle of scrubbing dishes - this eco-challenge is really making me reflect upon the importance of the "little things"!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Krista Rivera 4/28/2021 6:31 PM
    Meat production is often an expensive process, whereas a plant-based diet can be grown in one's backyard, making it more affordable. Eating a lot of meat, processed and red meat in particular, can increase health risks (like heart disease) when not consumed in moderation. Eating meat affects the planet because meat production can lead to the clearing of forests/destruction of habitats (decreasing biodiversity), the use of dangerous pesticides to cultivate animal food, and the production of greenhouse gases.
  • 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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    Krista Rivera 4/28/2021 6:19 PM
    I notice that my walks are an opportunity to quite literally catch my breath - slow down. I have enjoyed being attentive to the world around me and detaching from my digital devices. I think having trees along the main road by me would be nice - give people something other than stores to look at.
  • 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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    Krista Rivera 4/28/2021 6:14 PM
    I could do more "re-envisioning" and "revitalizing."
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Krista Rivera 4/28/2021 10:00 AM
    I feel terrible for having thrown away so much food based on these dates that could have been eaten and enjoyed!! I didn't realize how little these dates actually mean and how they do not reflect safety, just quality. 

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    Krista Rivera 4/27/2021 5:59 PM
    Hi, team! Just checking in. I hope everyone has a great evening. :)