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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Tina Townsend-Locken

Richard Malcolm

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 795 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    562
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,260
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    810
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    45
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Tina's Actions

Buildings

Upgrade My Windows

Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day or 450 gallons (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Fix Leaky Faucets

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities. Fixing leaky faucets can save up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Plan to Insulate

Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 27
DAILY 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

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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?

    Tina Townsend-Locken's avatar
    Tina Townsend-Locken 4/05/2021 7:54 AM
    This is also an old trick for dieters.  It makes it look like more when you use a smaller plate.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 4/05/2021 7:53 AM
    A timer in the shower will make you conscious of time spent.
  • 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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    Tina Townsend-Locken 4/05/2021 7:51 AM
    with potatoes.  many of the skins  people normally peel off are actually very edible and tasty. The thinner the skin the taster it is.
  • 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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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:52 AM
    Hours of labor..My daughter has a garden that we both very hard in daily and when I see some of the produce uneaten it is very disturbing knowing all it took just it form that item.
  • 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.

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:49 AM
    Anytime I was in the mountains at our cabin I felt peace and serenity!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:48 AM
    I eat healthier and utilize the produce in my backyard more efficiently
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:44 AM
    Serious consideration of anti-turf lawns that surround everyone's home (front & back).  The amount of wasted water that I see trickling down through the gutter path is unneeded.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:42 AM
    Changing out my windows, insulating and weatherstripping