April 3 - April 24, 2019

Chiara Elliott

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

"Looking to make a difference in my community and wanting to encourage others to change their habits."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,683 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    15
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    88
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Land Use

Advocate for Forest Protection

#38 Forest Protection

I will contact 1 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Start a Social Media Campaign

#6 Educating Girls

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

#70 Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 15 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

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

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 100 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Action Track: Social Justice

Express My Support

#54 Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Chiara Elliott 4/24/2019 8:05 PM

  • Chiara Elliott 4/24/2019 8:01 PM
    As part of Earth Week I signed up for a cleanup in my neighbourhood, it is tomorrow and I can’t wait!

  • Chiara Elliott 4/24/2019 7:59 PM
    I am so thankful for this challenge! I try my best to do my part, this challenge has made me thing even MORE outside the box. I signed up for a local organic food box, I visited my first ever zero waste store (which I cried in because this is the future and how we will save the planet), I challenged myself to buy better, and will continue to. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

    Chiara Elliott 4/24/2019 7:55 PM
    Plug the sink when doing dishes, reuse water as much as possible. Collect rain water to use for gardening and plants!
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Chiara Elliott 4/24/2019 7:53 PM
    My concern is that people just don’t care! They continue day to day life and either don’t know or or unbothered by this because they “won’t live to see the damage”. People need to get informed now, workplaces and cities need to have mandatory compost bins, large companies need to stop making plastics and switch to bioplastics or compostable materials. This is a state of emergency we need to act now to save the planet we live on.

  • Chiara Elliott 4/23/2019 2:43 PM
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    I’m very excited about how my fridge is looking! I have been trying not to use any plastic, for the most part it is the bottles that are plastic (or wrap for cheese)! Lots of fresh produce from local places, including cheese, eggs and milk!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons?

    Chiara Elliott 4/23/2019 2:34 PM
    Having regenerative agriculture will save space on farms, and help our CO2 emissions. We need to start doing better for our planet, and putting less chemicals into our planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

    Chiara Elliott 4/23/2019 2:29 PM
    I currently am still eating eggs, dairy, chocolate and occasional meat products. I know the negative aspects of palm oil and have cut out companies I know that use it. I love chocolate, so that will be the hardest to cut out of my diet, buying from companies I know are ethical will be my new source (when I’m craving). I do buy local dairy, eggs, and meat so have been doing my part to have a more positive impact. I try to buy local as much as possible, I know where the produce comes from and can link a face to the product.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

    Chiara Elliott 4/23/2019 2:21 PM
    I had never heard of silvopasture until now. It makes so much more sense for farmers to have silvopastures, areas for cows to have shade with trees and having livestock with regular produce seems a lot less time consuming. 

  • Chiara Elliott 4/17/2019 10:10 PM
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    Kitty’s checking out this weeks food box haul. Once again wishing the plastic was ditched for a reusable cloth