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April 1 - April 30, 2020
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Geoffrey Beck

Mace North America Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 445 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    183
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    68
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    470
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    50
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    470
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    212
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Geoffrey's Actions

Forests

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about how our oceans support life on Earth by producing oxygen, regulating climate, and providing habitat, food, and jobs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Oceans

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a trash pickup at a local river or beach that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Earth Day Together!

Earth Day Action: Share Eco Tips

Through social media or on the Earth Day Ecochallenge feed, I will share my favorite environmentally friendly habit with my friends, even if it’s not an Earth Day action.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Dishwasher Efficiency

I will scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher and only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 2 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside that follows CDC guidelines for preventing disease spread.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 4 person/people a day through phone call or video chat to support mine and other’s mental and emotional health during this challenging time.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Climate Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

    Geoffrey Beck's avatar
    Geoffrey Beck 4/21/2020 7:37 AM
    With airports shut down I started switching trips to driving.  It takes longer but is more effective
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Geoffrey Beck's avatar
    Geoffrey Beck 4/07/2020 5:02 PM
    while technology is amazing there is something special about being in nature with the children that is exciting,
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Connect While Social Distancing
    How does connecting with others help your own mental and emotional health? How can it help support others?

    Geoffrey Beck's avatar
    Geoffrey Beck 4/07/2020 5:01 PM
    people need social interaction and even while only a phone call having a sounding board to vent frustrations is helpful.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    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. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Geoffrey Beck 4/07/2020 5:00 PM
    Activities for my children.  As a family we have been meal prepping for a while, its saves money on food reduces leftovers and waste and gives us valuable time back to spend with the family.