April 1 - April 30, 2020

Kathleen Crawford

Team FGCU

"Keeping it GREEN!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 816 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    17
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    29
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    498
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    433
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    416
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kathleen's Actions

People

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 1 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

Forests

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area while following CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 20 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

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

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

Feed


  • Kathleen Crawford 4/14/2020 7:43 AM
    I am actually finding meal planning and avoiding food waste to be a bit easier in this new situation we find ourselves in.  I am hopeful that because we are all staying home more, that I am developing new habits that will stick for the long run!
  • Reflection Question
    People 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?

    Kathleen Crawford 4/09/2020 10:11 AM
    In these days that are so far out of our routines... between the stress of trying to continue working, and staying healthy, and having to not physically come together as a community... this time spent outside is REBALANCING me!

  • Kathleen Crawford 4/09/2020 6:04 AM
    The Last Straw
    Hi Team!
    I added a straw challenge to our team page.  I am betting most of us already say no to straws, but did you know that in the USA we use an average of 1.6 straws per day? That total 500,000,000 straw per day! YIKES! 

    If you are already straw-free, THANK YOU! Please encourage others.  If you are still a straw user, please consider other options... like going without or going reusable.

    Stay green, my friends!
    Kathleen

  • Kathleen Crawford 4/07/2020 8:26 AM
    I added a challenge to our Earth Day Ecochallenge team that I think we can all accomplish safely - to replace 20 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside that follows CDC guidelines for preventing disease spread.
     
     
    What is the optimal time spent outdoors? "120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say. Researchers have now quantified the ideal amount of time needed to reap the health benefits of the great outdoors. It's a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you." - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/health/nature-outdoors-health.html 
     
    Be well and stay green! 
    Kathleen
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Support Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

    Kathleen Crawford 4/06/2020 11:04 AM
    I was excited to learn what types of plants I can plant in SWFL to encourage pollinators.

    Did you know that pollinators like Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals are responsible for ensuring that we have the plants that 
    • bring us countless fruits, vegetables, and nuts,
    • ½ of the world’s oils, fibers and raw materials;
    • prevent soil erosion,
    • and increase carbon sequestration
    Not only did I learn what types of plants I can grow to help the pollinators I have ordered seeds... including tropical milkweed
    TROPICAL MILKWEED aka SCARLET MILKWEED, MEXICAN MILKWEED, BLOODFLOWER, AND SILKWEED
    to help the migration of  Monarch Butterflies.