Emily Crawford

Leahurst

Points Total

  • 25 Today
  • 100 This Week
  • 581 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    34
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household 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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Emily Crawford 12/11/2019 6:40 AM
    I often walk my dog down my street.  There are very few houses on my street, but I like having a lot of green space around me. I think that eventually, more houses and connecting roads will be built. My road doesn't have a sidewalk, so it would be nice if one of those was added.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

    Emily Crawford 12/06/2019 6:32 AM
    I think that it is important that women and girls have a high enough education level that they are able to make a choice on whether or not they want to have children. Different places around the world offer or don't offer education on subjects such as family planning. It is important that we do not restrict/make people's decisions for them when it comes to whether or not they have children. Although, they should be given education on the subject so they understand how it will affect the world and its different aspects. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Emily Crawford 11/29/2019 10:42 AM
    One great way to travel that minimizes environmental impact is carpooling with others. Lots of people depend on driving in order to get to work or buy food. Finding someone who need to go to a similar place as you can minimize both of your environmental impacts, while reducing gas money, and spending time either with friends of getting to know people. 
    It is often unrealistic to assume that everyone can drop all car usage, but you can encourage them to carpool, bike, or take the bus.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Emily Crawford 11/29/2019 3:38 AM
    I would really like to plant some trees in my backyard, but it is too cold right now. Planting trees can be good for your mental health because it allows you to step back from what you are doing and spend some time outdoors. It is also good for your physical health, as planting trees is not an incredibly easy task! When it gets warm enough, I plan on planting some trees with a friend. 

    • Char L 11/29/2019 6:24 AM
      I also plan on planting trees in Emily's backyard. Her backyard is pretty huge. Like we're talking about an actual forest. Anyway, yay tree planting.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Emily Crawford 11/28/2019 7:27 AM
    So much of the food that we grow is wasted and taken to places like landfills. Sell by dates are used by stores to ensure that their food looks pristine. They dispose of food after a short amount of time, even though it is usually still perfectly fine to eat. Best by dates are NOT the same as expiry dates. Food can still be eaten after the best by date. It is important that we educate ourselves on what all of these dates mean, in order to get the most out of our food, and reduce the amount of food waste.