April 3 - April 24, 2019

Lisa Kropp

Team Lindy!

"Helping our local community one person at a time!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,183 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    17
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    people
    helped
  • up to
    6
    donations
    made
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Action Track: Social Justice

Donate

#21 Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to nonprofits that install clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

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 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

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers

#6 Educating Girls

I will donate 5 Femme Kit(s) to help girls overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

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

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 10 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 17 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 13 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Women and Girls

Connect With A Nonprofit

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on womens' or girls' issues in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

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 11 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 13 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Lisa Kropp 4/16/2019 1:59 PM
    Starting to think about hybrid cars (not a Tesla, to my son's dismay). Does anyone have one that they like?


  • Lisa Kropp 4/09/2019 7:12 AM
    Anyone that knows me knows I am a big coffee drinker. Last year, I really committed to using a stainless steel cup - and it is pretty cemented in my head now that I always have it with me. But honestly, I never spent a lot of time thinking about: where are these coffee beans coming from? Or further down the rabbit hole - where is the palm oil in the pastries and baked goods coming from?  At home, we've switched over to fair trade, sustainable coffee. But now I'm doing my research on those larger companies that I spend money at, to see what there policies are. There is always something to learn! Here is what Starbucks says about their efforts: https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/sustainability/


  • Lisa Kropp 4/06/2019 8:08 PM
    How is everyone doing with their challenges? Keeping track of food waste has been eye opening!

  • Lisa Kropp 4/03/2019 6:12 PM
    Our compost pile at work has been growing and I’m excited to set up a container in the staff lounge to collect banana peels, coffee grinds, and egg shells. If this was a coffee challenge, Team Lindy would be set! Lots of grinds over here to add to our compost pile. 

  • Lisa Kropp 4/02/2019 7:48 AM
    Team Lindy- our challenge starts tomorrow! Who's ready? Let's recruit some more folks and build our team!

  • Lisa Kropp 3/27/2019 5:24 PM
    Who has switched to more sustainable straws? Trying to decide which to try: stainless steel, glass, or silicone? Anyone have a favorite?

    • Shannon Meany 3/29/2019 10:25 AM
      I've read that silicone straws can be burned when they've seen better days, creating a biodegradable ash. Probably not as sustainable as a compostable paper straw (though exciting for anyone who likes a good chemistry experiment!), but I think I want to give them a try based on longevity. I keep seeing the Koffie Straw as a top contender, but Hiware seems to come highly recommended, too!

  • Lisa Kropp 3/26/2019 10:54 AM
    Started reading the book Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash, by Shia Su. I've never analyzed what is getting tossed in my kitchen garbage can more! It really does open your eyes, and makes you stop and question first.
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  • Lisa Kropp 3/20/2019 8:48 AM
    Have you signed up for the Project Drawdown book discussion on March 27 yet? There are two times offered: 1 pm or 7 pm!

  • Lisa Kropp 3/14/2019 1:07 PM
    Finally pulled a recipe from a magazine, and actually made it! Mason jar greek salads. I made four last Sunday, and grabbed one each morning as I headed out to work. Super simple and easy to make! Directions and ingredient list here: https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/a25941107/marinated-chickpea-greek-salad-recipe/
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  • Lisa Kropp 3/07/2019 12:55 PM
    Starting to advertise Project Drawdown at work to our patrons, so they can reach out and join TEAM LINDY! Getting ready to host two book discussions around Project Drawdown on March 27, at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.