April 1 - April 30, 2020

Julia Jones

Audubon Nature Institute

"Clean the oceans. Protect the land. Save the earth."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,594 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    43
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    137
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    101
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered

Julia's Actions

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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

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

Forests

Plant Trees

I will plant 2 native tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Research a Wild Animal

I will spend at least 15 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 Action

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

Fresh Water

Shorter showers

I will take shorter showers to reduce the amount of water being used

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 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 Action

Oceans

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse

I will refuse plastic bags and other single use plastic items, but if given to me, I will reuse the plastic item if possible

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Oceans

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When marine wildlife ingest plastic, they have a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Forests

Ecofriendly School supplies

I will buy school supplies that will cause less waste and I will reuse old school supplies from past years

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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

Use Reusable Bags

Plastic bags can be mistaken for food by many wild animals. If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs
    How do your consumption choices affect the health of wildlife and other communities?

    Julia Jones 4/30/2020 8:05 PM
    It’s important to know that your food is coming from a sustainable resource. Many animals are over hunted/ fished, and are going extinct in parts of the world and are having a major effect on the population of other animals that rely on them for food. 
  • Reflection Question
    Forests Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Julia Jones 4/30/2020 8:01 PM
    It is good to know that you are doing something good for your planet and adding another tree into the ecosystem that needs as much help as possible.

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    • Julia Jones 4/28/2020 1:23 PM
      juliatink2006@gmail.com

    • Sofia Fick 4/28/2020 1:20 PM
      Hi Julia!
      Cute puppy!
      I'm Sofia, and I'm the University of Minnesota Department of Sustainability intern this semester! As earth month and the eco challenge wrap up, I'm reaching out to some of the team members who have been extremely active throughout the challenge, in hopes of writing a little blog post for the Institute on the Environment about the participants! You personally have one of the highest scores out of all of the eco challenge participants! It would be amazing to start a little email exchange with you, to chat about who you are, why you've been so active, and what the eco challenge has brought to your life this month! Other topics of discussion are welcomed, of course. My email is fick0054@umn.edu. If you'd like to contact me, that's great! If not, and you'd prefer I contact you, I can do that! Just reply to this comment with your email. If you don't want to period, that's totally okay as well! Keep me posted, Both the earth and I are proud of your hard work this month:)
  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Research a Wild Animal
    What interesting facts did you learn about the animal you researched? What are some of your favorite things about this animal?

    Julia Jones 4/24/2020 2:46 PM
    I learned many cool facts about polar bears such as that polar bears’ fur is actually transparent even though it appears white. They also are classified as marine mammals because they spend most of their lives in the water.

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  • Julia Jones 4/22/2020 9:24 AM
    🌼🌿🌎Happy Earth Day!!!!🌎🌿🌼

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  • Julia Jones 4/20/2020 2:44 PM
    Today I took a walk in city park with my dogs

  • Julia Jones 4/19/2020 7:06 AM