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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Dana Slade

HealthPartners (Sustainability Department)

"Make the world a better place than when we found it, for all people, plants and animals!"

Points Total

  • 65 Today
  • 65 This Week
  • 720 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,845
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    215
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    47
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    25
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    400
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    34
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Dana's Actions

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Pick Up Trash

Clean up my neighborhood by picking up trash and recyclables where I see them. At least once per day.

COMPLETED 2
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 90 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 19
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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

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: Accelerating Solutions

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 50 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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 19
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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Dana Slade 4/19/2021 4:05 AM
    Watched the movie Seaspiracy.  It raised a lot of questions for me with what we are doing to our fisheries.   Worth checking out!

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    Dana Slade 4/19/2021 3:54 AM
    I spent about 45 minutes picking up trash and recyclables  in my neighborhood park on Saturday.  I got three bags of trash and one overflowing bag of recyclables!

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    Dana Slade 4/16/2021 5:48 AM
    TGIF, all!  Have a great weekend!!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Dana Slade 4/13/2021 4:10 AM
    Since the pandemic began I've begun to notice more detail in my surroundings. One bright side of a forced slow down.

    Here are some Trumpeter Swans we saw over the weekend!

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    Dana Slade 4/13/2021 4:02 AM
    Welcome to week #3.  Hope you are all having fun!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Dana Slade 4/08/2021 2:56 PM
    For me, supporting the local producer and building community resilience rule!
  • 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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    Dana Slade 4/08/2021 5:21 AM
    It has been nice that the past few days have not been total wash outs.  The rain is sure making the grass green and the buds are starting to pop on the trees too.  Charging the batteries for my electric mower.  I'll use it this weekend!

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    Dana Slade 4/08/2021 5:17 AM
    Remember everyone, you can log points from a previous day too. Click on "Go to Date" at the top of your profile page and Voila!

    Have fun!!

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    Dana Slade 4/05/2021 4:16 AM
    Good morning, all;
    As we start the first full week of our Earth Month challenge I want to wish you all luck and thank you for making this challenge fun.

    Also, remember to enter your results from the weekend.  You can go back and enter things for before today!

    Let's go get 'em!!
  • 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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    Dana Slade 4/02/2021 6:47 AM
    Here is a picture of my delicious free range organic veggie breakfast burrito.