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Anne Perkins

Heartland College Summer 2024 EASC 111

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 140 THIS WEEK
  • 355 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    28
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    43
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • UP TO
    1
    donation
    made
  • UP TO
    1
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    40
    minutes
    spent learning

Anne's actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

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

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics; Reduced Plastics

I will avoid buying and using 3 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Sinks Support a Community Garden
    What are the multiple benefits of community gardens, including carbon sequestration? Why do these benefits matter to you?

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    Anne Perkins 7/12/2024 10:34 AM
    I got to spend some time today in a neighborhood community garden where I weeded and help pick ripe, tomatoes, peppers and basil. I then helped set up their "take away" stand for volunteers to take what they wanted. I also brought a flyer about the gardento my job and posted it.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Research Cement Alternatives
    Concrete is a good example of a material that most of us encounter every day, but its carbon footprint may not be obvious. What other everyday materials might have a large carbon footprint? How can you find out more?

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    Anne Perkins 7/08/2024 12:22 PM
    I found that steel, aluminum and PVC pipe are high contributors. I came across a very useful website where you can calculate the carbon footprint of a building project. This will be useful when we start to build our new deck next summer.
    https://8billiontrees.com/carbon-offsets-credits/carbon-footprint-of-building-materials/

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    Anne Perkins 7/07/2024 2:14 PM
    A day stuck in front of the computer working where I survived off a Starbucks latte and a Slim Jim delivered to my study area by my husband.