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April 1 - April 30, 2020
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Debbie Tuckness

HP Boise

"Make conscious choices in my everyday life to reduce my carbon footprint to positively impact our environment. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 469 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    42
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    17
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    710
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    710
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    30
    miles
    traveled by foot

Debbie'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

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support A Sharing Economy

To reduce my consumption and waste and support my community, I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

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    Debbie Tuckness 10/16/2020 10:50 AM
    It gives local communities more access to healthy sustainable food vs having o rely on having food shipped in thousands of miles from other areas of the world.
  • 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?

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    Debbie Tuckness 10/16/2020 10:38 AM
    When driving it's easy to be outside the community.  Walking and riding your bike, you have more opportunities to chat with neighbors, etc.  We don't have transit that I can use, but when in big cities you can engage with the community.
  • 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?

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    Debbie Tuckness 10/16/2020 10:30 AM
    Those that spend most of their time indoors, typically get less fresh air and exercise.  Nature helps relieve stress and ground a person. So, I feel those that get outside are more healthy.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Support A Sharing Economy
    What are the benefits of a sharing economy? How could a sharing economy change the dynamics you have with friends, family and/or neighbors?

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    Debbie Tuckness 10/16/2020 9:21 AM


    I can think of ride sharing, where people use less wear and tear on cars, gas, parking, etc.  But, it can extend to tools and parks and pools, etc. 

    The benefits are you are using less resources, but also it allows for more community.



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    Debbie Tuckness 4/30/2020 7:16 AM
    This challenge has been a good way to think about ways to conserve and protect the Earth.  I was invited half-way through the challenge, but something is better than nothing.  

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    Debbie Tuckness 4/29/2020 6:45 PM
    Most of this challenge I've been focused on reducing and recycling.  But, with this Corona Virus, I've been thinking my grandma who lived through the great depression wasn't as crazy as I thought.  She saved everything that was re-usable.  I've started saving all glass jars, you know from spaghetti sauces etc.  and I used 3 of them as vases fir Lilacs and give them to people I wanted to bless.  

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    Debbie Tuckness 4/24/2020 7:31 AM
    When you get your next shoes, buy Rothys shoes that are made from recycled bottles. 

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    Debbie Tuckness 4/21/2020 9:13 AM
    Does anyone else utilize the orange hefty bags to recycle the plastics 3-7 for creating petroleum in Utah?  We have started it after my daughter brought our attention to it and it's a pretty easy way to reduce junk in the landfill.

    https://www.hefty.com/hefty-energybag/hefty-energybag-program