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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Laura Stalions

Team ESR!

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 747 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,500
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    810
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Laura's Actions

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

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 7
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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Native Plants to Support Pollinators

Plant native flowers and plants that attract, house and/or feed pollinators (bees, birds, butterflies, moths and bats).

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 2 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 60 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 90 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Laura Stalions 4/24/2021 2:56 PM
    Losing weight, not needing to exercise as much but I'm lazy.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Laura Stalions 4/24/2021 2:41 PM
    Reducing food waste will lessen the demand for more agricultural land and water resources that could be restored for native plants and animals.
  • 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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    Laura Stalions 4/24/2021 2:39 PM
    Clear areas around storm drains, clean up trash and debris from streets and roadside areas close to drainage ditches and other waterways.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Laura Stalions 4/22/2021 9:34 PM
    Planting a tree can be a reminder that we are all connected to each other--all living beings.  Helping to nurture another life is always a spiritual experience.
  • 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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    Laura Stalions 4/19/2021 2:59 PM
    Yes, it's the center of my spiritual practice.
  • 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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    Laura Stalions 4/12/2021 10:43 PM
    Only doing laundry or running the dishwasher with a full load.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Communicate With My Elected Officials
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Laura Stalions 4/12/2021 10:41 PM
    I've always been passionate about protecting the environment and when there's plans like the Green New Deal there's hope to push fro.
  • 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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    Laura Stalions 4/06/2021 2:37 PM
    My dogs poop a lot and they should really stop making those plastic tree tags that eventually strangle the branch that they're attached to.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Laura Stalions 4/06/2021 2:36 PM
    Reducing maintenance cost and fuel budget. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Laura Stalions 4/06/2021 2:34 PM
    By ensuring client confidentiality and giving all staff members opportunity to contribute and be heard.