April 1 - April 30, 2020

Jamie Jacquart

TEAM SOUTHCOAST

"Protecting our health, protecting our planet!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 965 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    810
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    27
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    19
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    810
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    65
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    65
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    510
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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 Challenge

People

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Wildlife

Research a Wild Animal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about a wild animal I find interesting, including their life cycle, habitat, ecosystem functions, and interactions with humans (if any!).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

I will contact 3 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and improves their ability to sequester carbon and nourish biodiversity.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Climate

Local Climate Issues

I will spend at least 10 minute(s) a day researching climate issues or climate solutions in my local area and share with others through my team feed, social media, or conversations with my peers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Climate

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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Action Track: Building Resilience

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 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 CHALLENGES

People

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 10 hour(s) in my community helping people who are most at need right now, including elderly and immunocompromised people, people without childcare, and people whose jobs have been affected by social distancing measures.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Jamie Jacquart 4/30/2020 7:57 AM
    Whew! We made it! So proud to be a part of this team and to be making a bigger difference in our community. Go Team SouthCoast!

  • Jamie Jacquart 4/30/2020 7:55 AM
    Happy to finally buckled down and concentrated on some of my one-time challenges. Not as daunting as I made them out to be earlier in the challenge. Just rip the band-aid off and go for it next time!
  • Reflection Question
    Forests Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways in which the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

    Jamie Jacquart 4/30/2020 7:54 AM
    I've tried to become more accountable for the environmental decisions that I make as a part of daily life. We've spent a lot of time and money improving the infrastructure of our home so that we're using electric appliances that draw from our solar panels. While we still draw from the grid for some of our power, maybe one of these days any of our 5 kids will move out and help to bring that into balance.

  • Jamie Jacquart 4/30/2020 7:51 AM
    I love this challenge, but I do not love remembering to log in every day for an entire month!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

    Jamie Jacquart 4/30/2020 7:50 AM
    This is a much more complicated system than I was previously are of. With the advent of worldwide shipping and refrigeration, we can now get virtually anything that is out of season locally at any time. One of the benefits of participating in a CSA is that it made me much more aware of what it takes to eat within the season. 

  • Jamie Jacquart 4/27/2020 7:59 AM
    The day after Earth Day is usually the one where I need to recover from a sunburn as I always forget that I'm outside in the sun for a long period of time. I missed that this year, well, the being outside part. I guess the no sunburn part is sort of a bonus as well, but it feels weird.

  • Jamie Jacquart 4/27/2020 7:56 AM
    Happy Arbor Day everyone! This is the first year that I did not plant a tree in recent years as this shelter in place thing threw a monkey wrench into our plans. I do dedicate that when our state opens back up that I will do one then!

  • Jamie Jacquart 4/27/2020 7:54 AM
    The SUN! At last! Got to spend a lot of time outside, getting my challenges in AND other random house projects. It's like there is an entire winter's worth of things to do. Let's just say that I missed being able to pressure wash some things and now they are clean and renewed!

  • Jamie Jacquart 4/27/2020 7:52 AM
    I'd like to say that I took advantage of the weekend to be a little more focused on the challenge, but let's face it, all time during this pandemic is feeling like a weekend, but not the kind that you enjoy extra. Does anyone else feel like even the tasks that you want to do feel a little more difficult to achieve?

  • Jamie Jacquart 4/27/2020 7:49 AM
    Another chilly and damp day! Who knew that April was going to be such a dud. It's hard to stay motivated when the weather is not cooperating.