April 3 - April 24, 2019

Julie Eaton

GTVS

"Virginia Mason surgery colleagues and friends helping out @EnviroMason Program - a fantastic organization making an impact in the community! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,441 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    189
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    21
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    189
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    365
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    17
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Completed
One-Time 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

Land Use

Choose Better Wood Products

#38 Forest Protection

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Research Retrofitting Incentives

#80 Retrofitting

I will spend at least 60 minutes finding out if my city, region, or state offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

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

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 30 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

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 65 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

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

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

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 9 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.82 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Julie Eaton 4/22/2019 11:50 AM
    To my team mates thanks for helping out for our event. Hope everyone learned something interesting and maybe a way to help with the environment and the future.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

    Julie Eaton 4/19/2019 3:32 PM
    Trees help us breathe. They keep us cool. They keep the earth cool. They make it rain. They block the wind. They refill aquifers. They help fight flooding. They clean up soil and air. They create medicine. They create jobs. They muffle noise pollution. They help us explore and relax.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Julie Eaton 4/19/2019 3:24 PM
    We are using paper straws now. There are also edible silverware you can buy. Bamboo is available as well here in Seattle.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

    Julie Eaton 4/19/2019 3:17 PM
    I hope that everyone that participated around the nation has learned at least one way to help with the environmental challenges we face and to try to make a difference in our lives and future lives.
  • 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?

    Julie Eaton 4/19/2019 9:23 AM
    I think by deceasing some of my meat intake and eating more fruits and vegetables. Also by purchasing food that comes in recyclable packaging would help.

  • Julie Eaton 4/19/2019 8:22 AM
    This has been very educational to read and learn about how to help the environment. It has also helped to use less and waste less.
  • 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?

    Julie Eaton 4/18/2019 8:32 AM
    Saves money for people, save on fuel, car maintenance, insurance. Also less time in traffic. Saves on pollution. Saves on time.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Research Retrofitting Incentives
    How can you share what you have learned in your research with others?

    Julie Eaton 4/08/2019 9:24 AM
    I found out that the cities in Washington State offer a lot of incentives for home owners as well as multi family or even commercial buildings.

  • Julie Eaton 4/08/2019 8:48 AM
    Great to see more teammates joining. This is such a great event and great information to learn!
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

    Julie Eaton 4/08/2019 8:43 AM
    Making sure that recycled items are ordered for work. Making sure to use paper products as many times before throwing them away. Making sure to use the recycle bins at home and at work.