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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Lisa Shankle

WIL - Mother Earth

"Bee kind!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,067 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2,190
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,450
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    48
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Lisa's Actions

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Attend Jump In Series Call

Learn more about sustainability

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Earth Month Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Zero waste - lunch and learn

Bees :)

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Celebrating Earth Month

Attend Jump In Speaker Session: Celebrating Earth Month with Guest Speaker, Dr. Wallace J Nichols. Goal is to learn more about blue mind and connection to water sustainability.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant flowers from seed

Plant flowers to attract pollinators. Good for vegetable garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Increase # of bee hives

Add 2 bee hives to my apiary. Good for pollination.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. How would you rather use this money?

    Lisa Shankle's avatar
    Lisa Shankle 4/30/2021 5:53 AM
    Wow, that is a lot of food waste and money!  I'd much rather use that money to enjoy experiences with my family.
  • 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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    Lisa Shankle 4/30/2021 5:50 AM
    I utilize as much of the entire vegetable as possible and compost the rest.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

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    Lisa Shankle 4/30/2021 5:48 AM
    Environmental quality is key to people being active outdoors and in the community.  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Support Companies Leading in Green Energy
    Every dollar you put into solar or wind is a dollar not put into traditional financial institutions. You'll also be bolstering the fossil fuel divestment movement, too. Name some companies you know that invest in green energy. How can you support them?

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    Lisa Shankle 4/30/2021 5:46 AM
    Office Depot, Inc / Headquarters | annual green power usage 6,680,200 | GP % of total electricity 100% | GP resource:  Wind

    Support by buying products from Office Depot :)
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Lisa Shankle 4/30/2021 5:40 AM
    Reducing waste and removing pesticides are critical actions towards improving the health of water systems.

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    Lisa Shankle 4/30/2021 5:38 AM
    I have absolutely enjoyed this challenge!  I've learned so much along the way.  Small actions result in BIG changes :)

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    Lisa Shankle 4/15/2021 5:41 AM
    Celebrated National Gardening Day yesterday by playing in the dirt - planted potatoes in my garden :)

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    Lisa Shankle 4/11/2021 3:54 PM
    This has been such a great challenge!  Awareness combined with action, creating positive change in the world.

    • Lisa Bartek's avatar
      Lisa Bartek 4/13/2021 9:08 AM
      YES!!!! Love this statement and the positivity that it brings! Go Team Mother Earth!
  • 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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    Lisa Shankle 4/09/2021 5:10 AM
    Room for improvement, but well on track to make a difference.

    • Lisa Bartek's avatar
      Lisa Bartek 4/13/2021 9:11 AM
      Remember: Small actions add up to big impact. Every action you take makes a difference (even if you could have done better). Thanks for your commitment to the challenge, our Mother Earth Team and our environment!

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    Lisa Shankle 4/08/2021 6:57 AM
    Loving this earth month challenge!  Small changes are multiplying :)