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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jennifer Sabado

Office Depot YP

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 937 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1,228
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    64
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    78
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    52
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    372
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    75
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Jennifer's Actions

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Solutions

I will research and tell 1 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 19
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 29
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 5 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Start a Social Media Campaign

Health and Education

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 30
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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 25 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jennifer Sabado 4/30/2021 8:07 AM
    I hope to adopt many of the things I learned from this challenge or actions I tried to perform daily beyond April. It feels nice to make even a small different in my community. Looking forward to continuing many of these tasks. 
  • 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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    Jennifer Sabado 4/12/2021 10:19 AM
    This will be VERY helpful in reducing our food waste overall!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Explore Other Electricity Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

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    Jennifer Sabado 4/12/2021 10:18 AM
    I currently rent an apartment, so unfortunately I am a little confined in what changes I can make. But as we look to rent or purchase a small home, I hope to be able to move into a place that is at least partially solar powered. Solar power is big in the area I live in. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate For More Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Jennifer Sabado 4/12/2021 10:16 AM
    We watch a lot of documentaries about our effect on the planet. Living in Northern California, one of my biggest concerns is that global warming and glaciers melting will increase sea level and change the landscape and coastlines dramatically in my lifetime. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives
    What inspiration and wisdom can you gather from your family, faith, or community traditions that would help you in both communicating about and addressing our most pressing energy issues?

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    Jennifer Sabado 4/12/2021 10:15 AM
    I have family and friends that work in sustainable energy and having open conversations with these contacts about what they know is going to be helpful for me to learn more. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Jennifer Sabado 4/09/2021 8:48 AM
    Due to the pandemic, many local grocery stores are not allowing personal reusable bags for your items, so I would like to figure out how to move away from this. Perhaps when I go shopping, I don't get bags and just fill my cart with my purchases and then bag my items at my car? 
  • 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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    Jennifer Sabado 4/09/2021 8:46 AM
    I think I do a great job with the 5 R's in general, but I would like to remain vigilant and continuing to do more with regards to reusing or repurposing items instead of just recycling or throwing things away. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Start a Social Media Campaign
    How are people responding to the statistics you're sharing on social media?

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    Jennifer Sabado 4/09/2021 8:45 AM
    There have been some interactions with folks I haven't heard from in a while, so in addition to sharing great information, I am catching up with old friends. Win/win!
  • 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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    Jennifer Sabado 4/09/2021 8:44 AM
    I am a meat lover, but I do understand the impact of this so I try to have at least one meal per day that is vegan to help do my part. 
  • 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?

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    Jennifer Sabado 4/09/2021 8:42 AM
    Repurposing items that I used to throw away is my new favorite thing to do! Because of the pandemic and being home more, I've found unique ways to repurpose things and throw less away.