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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

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,320 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2,869
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    215
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    75
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    48
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    733
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    61
    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 13
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 27
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 30
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 30
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 30
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 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

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    Dana Slade 4/30/2021 3:56 AM
    Well, this is it!  I hope you all learned a thing or two and had fun along the way. So glad you were on this ride with me.  Thank you all!!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Dana Slade 4/30/2021 3:53 AM
    Identify and support all women and minority owned businesses.  Women  are the key to solving so many of our societal problems!
  • 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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    Dana Slade 4/30/2021 3:50 AM
    Global warming is the challenge of our generation.  It must be addressed with racism and the pandemic.  We can and must do this!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about the Legacy of Redlining
    How does city planning and design relate to equity and climate change?

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    Dana Slade 4/30/2021 3:48 AM
    Disadvantaged populations are under represented and bear the brunt of siting decisions such as highway routes and polluting industries. 
  • 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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    Dana Slade 4/30/2021 3:45 AM
    We have four compost containers. Never paid to discard of food or yard waste. 

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    Dana Slade 4/26/2021 5:11 AM
    Hey, everyone, it's the last week of the EcoChallenge.  Thank you all so much for participating in our challenge.  I hope you had fun, learned something new and developed some new interests/habits.

    Here is a picture of some recyclables I picked up in a local park on Sat
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    Have a great week!

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    Dana Slade 4/22/2021 4:20 AM
    Happy Earth Day, everyone.  Have an awesome day and do something nice for your Mother!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Dana Slade 4/22/2021 4:18 AM
    Just watched the movie Kiss the Ground last night   You should check it out.  The soil can save us!
  • 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!