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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jeanine Santo

Comerica Michigan Green Team

"Challenges are gifts that force us to find a new center of gravity. Don't fight them, find a new way to stand!!"

Points Total

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Participant Impact

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    spent outdoors

Jeanine's Actions


Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 20 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

One-Time Action

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.

One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

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



  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

    Jeanine Santo's avatar
    Jeanine Santo 4/30/2021 7:26 AM
    I am enjoying growing my own garden! I had no idea how fast radishes grew. Should be able to harvest in just a few more weeks. I will have lettuce, cucumbers and strawberries all summer!!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Jeanine Santo 4/12/2021 6:04 AM
    I walked off the beaten path along the Hines river for 90 minutes. I took several photos of wildlife and nature along the way. I also noted the amount of trash mostly disposable masks along the riverside and in the river. I have discussed a future walk to pick up some of the trash with a few friends. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Jeanine Santo 4/01/2021 6:28 AM
    Now that I have converted all my lights I would like to work on replacing my appliances with energy star products. 

    • Cassandra Urban's avatar
      Cassandra Urban 4/01/2021 6:55 AM
      If you haven't already, I recommend converting to a tankless water heater.  I converted  almost 10 years ago and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.