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Kristen Bottenberg

Lacey Lavenders

"To make affordable and authentic product that benefits people, pets, and the planet"

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    385
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    66
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    301
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    8
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    83
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    4
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    65
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Kristen's Actions

Health and Education

Make School More Affordable

Health and Education

I will raise funds to help make school affordable for girls around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Launch a Recycling Program

Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 1 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 1 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn about the impact of old refrigerants

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links provided

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Learn about Carbon Offsets

I will visit Tradewater’s website to learn more about carbon offsets, and why they are a necessary solution in combating a climate crisis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes each day researching businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint

Organizations have a responsibility to make sustainable business decisions. To understand how to improve sustainable practices, it’s important to start with understanding the current impact. I will share the Tradewater Business Carbon Calculator with my organization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 41
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 36
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Listen to the Planet Money Podcast – “Sell Me Your Climate Bombs”

Planet Money recently interviewed the co-founders of Tradewater to learn about the dangerous impact that old refrigerants have on our environment. I will listen to the podcast to learn more about this necessary solution in fighting a climate crisis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Make School More Affordable
    Why is it important that girls have equal access to education in order to reduce our global greenhouse gas emissions?

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    Kristen Bottenberg 4/06/2021 2:36 PM
    When women are educated it gives them more agency over their lives. It lowers birth rates and increases the amount of women in the workforce, growing the economy. Women add diversity to the workforce and give back more of their earnings to the community than men on average. Educating women creates a trickle down that positively influences all aspects of community.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Become A Master Recycler/Composter
    What could you do differently to waste less?

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    Kristen Bottenberg 4/06/2021 10:29 AM
    Excited for the class to begin!
    Something tells me my apartment complex doesn't actually recycle. We don't segregate anything, and no one monitors to make sure it's done properly. My suspicion is that our recycling is going into the trash. I will get with my apartment manager Tabitha to discuss ways for improvement!

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    Kristen Bottenberg 4/06/2021 8:32 AM
    Our tiny trees are looking so cute!! Can't wait to watch them grow

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    Kristen Bottenberg 4/04/2021 10:04 AM
    Happy easter!! Hope you're making sustainable choices! When will they get rid of the plastic grass crap they load baskets with??

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    Kristen Bottenberg 4/02/2021 3:28 PM
    Don't forget to log on this weekend! Just a few days left!

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    Kristen Bottenberg 4/01/2021 11:52 AM
    Jus erased the pages in my rocketbook, feels like I have a whole new notebook now!1 Thanks again for the suggestion @juliamiller!

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    Kristen Bottenberg 3/31/2021 1:44 PM
    Gotta bring in some mulch now The trees are so cute!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Kristen Bottenberg 3/31/2021 1:43 PM
    That was fun :) I'm excited to come back and see the landscape change because of us, makes me feel connected to the area

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    Kristen Bottenberg 3/30/2021 1:58 PM
    I keep checking my starts even though it takes more than 12 hours for something to grow...

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    Kristen Bottenberg 3/29/2021 12:57 PM
    I tried to bring my own cups to a coffee stand but that's shut down for covid :(