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Lori Nitchals

ECA UU EcoChallenge

"“Respecting the interdependent web of life of which we are all a part.” 7th UU Principle"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 80 This Week
  • 537 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    67
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Lori's Actions

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Learn about Carbon Offsets

I will visit Tradewater’s website to learn more about carbon offsets, and why they are a necessary solution in combating a climate crisis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint

Organizations have a responsibility to make sustainable business decisions. To understand how to improve sustainable practices, it’s important to start with understanding the current impact. I will share the Tradewater Business Carbon Calculator with my organization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Lori Nitchals 9/23/2021 8:26 AM
    Local pears are being harvested. Yum! 

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    Lori Nitchals 9/23/2021 8:26 AM
    Made veggie soup with veggies from my CSA and my garden. Yum!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint
    What else can you do to hold your organization accountable to implement sustainable practices?

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    Lori Nitchals 9/23/2021 8:25 AM
    I will be following up regularly.

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    Lori Nitchals 9/23/2021 8:24 AM
    A great day! Sunny and warm.

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    Lori Nitchals 9/23/2021 8:23 AM
    Now that the excessive heat is gone, my tomatoes and cukes are thriving! 

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    Lori Nitchals 9/19/2021 7:56 AM
    Love growing my own micro greens! 

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    Lori Nitchals 9/18/2021 8:52 AM
    "What did you do once you knew?"
    Drew Dellinger 
    it's 3:23 in the morningand I'm awakebecause my great-great-grandchildrenwon't let me sleepmy great-great-grandchildrenask me in dreamswhat did you do while the planet was plundered?what did you do when the earth was unraveling?
    surely you did somethingwhen the seasons started failing?as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?
    did you fill the streets with protestwhen democracy was stolen?
    what did you do once you knew?

    • Lucinda Young's avatar
      Lucinda Young 9/18/2021 12:29 PM
      Thank you for sharing this important quote.   Joanna Macy's works, including the book Active Hope, is similar. 


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    Lori Nitchals 9/17/2021 3:20 PM
    Amazed how my shampoo and conditioner bars are not used up  after 5 months! 

    • Lucinda Young's avatar
      Lucinda Young 9/17/2021 11:07 PM
      Yes, they last so much longer than liquid shampoo & conditioner & you avoid the plastic containers, which are such a big environmental problem.

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    Lori Nitchals 9/16/2021 6:19 PM
    Picked up my CSA today! Yum! 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate the carbon footprint of my household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Lori Nitchals 9/14/2021 6:11 PM
    I came up with 1.64 tons per month vs the average American household of 4 tons per month. Pretty pleased what I am doing already is making such a good impact.