Cyndi Moolekamp

ECO UU Open Team

"To help the 1st UU Church and the world!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 384 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Cyndi's Actions

Food

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

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

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

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 10 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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Cyndi Moolekamp 5/09/2020 3:42 AM
    Something I learned: Bamboo is not a tree, but a type of grass. It grows super fast (some as fast as a couple of feet a day!) and doesn't require much water or care. I bought for the first time, a reuseable personal care item made from bamboo! It helped that it was on sale, but I'm hoping I'll like it and can continue to research and buy more products made from bamboo.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Cyndi Moolekamp 5/04/2020 3:41 PM
    Now I just wish I could stop those annoying weekly automatic mailers that come with all the coupons and advertisements. Does anyone know how to stop them from coming? 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

    Cyndi Moolekamp 4/27/2020 5:30 AM
    I grow a garden and so it was natural to want a compost bin. I had one growing up and got to see directly how our unused peels and veggie skins helped produce more wonderful things in the garden. This challenge finally helped me start my own! 

    • Megan Meyer 5/01/2020 12:09 AM
      So nice to see you keeping your hands in the soil!  Harley's Ecochallenge has been a great way for all of us to ramp up what each of us can do to reduce our carbon footprint!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    Cyndi Moolekamp 4/21/2020 6:59 PM
    I've been getting some of my herbs and veggies from my own garden. I've been supporting a friend's local mini farm and getting eggs from them. This page and challenge has inspired me to get more of my food from these sources. 

  • Cyndi Moolekamp 4/19/2020 2:57 PM
    I've always tried to protect the Earth. But now, more than ever, being in home all day for the Corona Virus Pandemic, I feel sort of helpless and restless. I want to channel my energy to help bring about more good change in the world.  Happy to be a part of this group through the Unitarian Church.