April 1 - April 30, 2020

Kuei-Ti Lu

Stay Home

"Stay home as much as possible."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,637 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    87
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    44
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    727
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    29
    pounds
    waste composted

Kuei-Ti's Actions

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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 Action

Food

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Wildlife

Research a Wild Animal

I will spend at least 2 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

Wildlife

Research Benefits of Biodiversity

I will spend at least 2 minutes researching how biodiversity positively impacts our world and how the loss of biodiversity harms it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Support Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators, including monarch butterflies, to produce fruit. I will spend 2 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

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

Forests

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

I will contact 1 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 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

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 2 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

Fresh Water

Dishwasher Efficiency

I will scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher and only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 1 minutes a day using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/30/2020 9:39 AM
    Watched "The Plastic Problem"

  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/29/2020 4:46 AM
    Watching "The Plastic Problem"

  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/28/2020 11:54 AM
    Watched "Under the Canopy"

    • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/28/2020 1:48 PM
      Hi. There's nothing really special about my being active - I'm very inactive (staying at home) and therefore "active" for this challenge (more learning time, no travel waste, etc.).

    • Sofia Fick 4/28/2020 1:21 PM
      Hey Kuei-Ti!
      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:) 

  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/27/2020 10:40 AM
    Watching "Under the Canopy"

  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/26/2020 7:44 PM
    Watched "WASTED! The Story of Food Waste"

  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/25/2020 6:30 PM

  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/24/2020 9:42 AM
    Have been using reusable mugs

  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/23/2020 9:31 AM
    Watching "Follow the Food" episode 4

  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/22/2020 10:33 AM
    You can celebrate Earth Day by watching animals live and learning more about them on https://www.explore.org/livecams

  • Kuei-Ti Lu 4/21/2020 11:07 AM
    Watching "WASTED! The Story of Food Waste."