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April 1 - April 30, 2020
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Teresa Broadus

HP Boise

"Be respectful of our surroundings"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,045 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    66
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    56
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    161
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Teresa'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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 1 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Water-Friendly Beauty Products

Avoid beauty products with micro beads or harsh chemicals that will feed into the ground and your water supply.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

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

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 1 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Wildlife

Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs

Bringing home unique souvenirs from trips you’ve enjoyed is meaningful, and giving people unique gifts from other places is fun. Seek souvenirs and gifts that support local communities and do not cause harm to the environment or wildlife.

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Leave No Trace

I will respect and protect biotic communities by practicing the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 2 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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators, including monarch butterflies, to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Teresa Broadus's avatar
    Teresa Broadus 5/06/2020 10:40 PM
    It's never too late to start some great "earth-saving" habits!
  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs
    How do your consumption choices affect the health of wildlife and other communities?

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    Teresa Broadus 4/28/2020 8:49 AM
    I can think of making sure I take reusable water bottles on my hikes instead of using plastic bottled water.  If I do occasionally use plastic water bottles I will recycle them as they do not compost in the short term.
  • 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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    Teresa Broadus 4/24/2020 12:05 PM
    I just watched the WASTED! The Story of Food Waste video and did not realize the amount of $$ spent throwing food away due to "expiration" dates - that are manufacturing company dates and very confusing and misunderstood.  I would love to be able to support a store like Daily Table - where imperfect food is sold at a reasonable cost.  So much imperfect looking food is just thrown away.

    • Louisa Lubiak's avatar
      Louisa Lubiak 4/24/2020 6:33 PM
      Hi Teresa! I like to "adopt" items past their best-by date at my local health food store. I've used old shelf-stable cartons of Veggemo "veggie milk" and cans of pumpkin pie filling with no ill effect. Even refrigerated bottles of Kombucha a month past their prime were fine. I think a grocery store would've just chucked 'em all out!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Support Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Teresa Broadus 4/24/2020 11:51 AM
    I listened to the podcast on "Beeing" and learned about how our bee population is diminishing very quickly.  They are responsible for a high level of food production.  Hopefully, our beekeepers will be able to grow the profession and share more of their knowledge in order to keep our pollinators healthy and growing in numers.

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    Teresa Broadus 4/23/2020 11:35 AM
    On my walks, I pay attention to the trash and pick it up as we have nearby garbage cans.  Easy thing to make a habit.

    • Flossie Erben's avatar
      Flossie Erben 4/23/2020 12:57 PM
      Me too!!  The new recycle trucks tend to "shed" and have more things fall out then the older ones did.  :( So, we spend a lot of time on our walks picking up plastic and paper. 

  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Water-Friendly Beauty Products
    Beyond what does or doesn't come out of the tap at home, how do your choices affect freshwater locally and globally?

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    Teresa Broadus 4/15/2020 10:55 PM
    our choices of what we eat, what we clean with, what we use on our skin, etc. can affect freshwater -- some foods require more water - like meat; some cleaners can be harmful and can make water contaminated.  I found a great EWG resource and will use it before buying products I use on my skin in the future.

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    Teresa Broadus 4/15/2020 11:31 AM
    I see 13 people have signed up this morning!  YAY, team HP BOISE!  Let's rack up the points and be #1 in the company.
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

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    Teresa Broadus 4/14/2020 11:05 PM
    Love getting a chance to clean up our GreenBelt with other HP employees,  Feels worthwhile.
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans 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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    Teresa Broadus 4/10/2020 12:24 AM
    I need to investigate my state's advisories on eating fish!

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    Teresa Broadus 4/08/2020 2:24 PM
    I feel a bit more aware.  Learning about the importance of Beeing makes me want to see what local efforts are underway.