April 1 - April 30, 2020

Kirsten Cook

Santa Barbara

"Exploring the world before it gets dark!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 503 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    592
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    592
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    9
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    108
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kirsten's Actions

Action Track: Building Resilience

Use Muscle Power

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 180 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside that follows CDC guidelines for preventing disease spread.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Wildlife

Learn about Native Plants

I will research native plants at least once per week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Live in harmony

I will learn how to live in harmony with a wild species in Santa Barbara County and beyond.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn about CSA

I will become informed about our local CSA (community-supported agriculture) resources through reading the below article.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Support your local farmers

I will purchase food from my local farmers market at least twice in the month of April.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Clean Creeks

I will watch at least 5 Creeks Division PSA videos throughout the month of April.

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Care for Wildlife

I will learn what to do if I ever find a wild animal in need.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Donate Food

I will donate food to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Support a local business

I will either buy a gift card, write a review, order takeout/delivery, or ask how to help a local business.

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Volunteer at the Foodbank

I will sign up for a volunteering shift with the Foodbank using the link below.

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Zoomers to Boomers

Zoomers to Boomers is a group of young people looking to help our community by delivering groceries to the vulnerable. I will share this service with someone that could use their help and/or volunteer to deliver groceries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Kirsten Cook 4/10/2020 9:45 PM
    Beautiful sunset. Oranges and pinks 

  • Kirsten Cook 4/08/2020 1:51 PM
    Dang! Forgot to post yesterday.
    But it rained for three days and yesterday was dry so I went out and gardened for a couple hours

  • Kirsten Cook 4/06/2020 1:27 PM
    It's somehow still raining?!? Where was this storm all winter :(

  • Kirsten Cook 4/05/2020 1:46 PM
    IT'S STILL RAINING OMG 
    So beautiful. All the plants are happy

  • Kirsten Cook 4/04/2020 7:50 PM
    Today was rainy and amazing!

  • Kirsten Cook 4/03/2020 2:11 PM
    Just living the dream in the sunny santa cruz mountains :)

  • Kirsten Cook 4/02/2020 3:39 PM
    Hope everyone's second day of April is going well :)

  • 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?

    Kirsten Cook 4/01/2020 7:04 AM
    It totally rings true. Carson is a wise woman and I really want to read her Silent Spring.implications for a  mostly indoor culture is reduced mental and physical health
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    Kirsten Cook 4/01/2020 7:02 AM
    Biking always feels good! Especially to class
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Kirsten Cook 4/01/2020 7:01 AM
    Less agriclture, less vinyards (or at least more drought resistant)