Cassie Preskenis

The Carbon Killers

"To heal the world... and inspire others to do better too."

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 771 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Challenges

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Luna Cups

No more single use pads and tampons. I have switched to a Luna Cup!

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Team Meeting

Meet to inspire each other by share ideas and problem solving issues. Coming together as a team helps to motivate us to be our best! Thanks team!

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Women's March Dance Rehearsal

Attending an hour long dance rehearsal for Break The Chain dance for the women's march. The dance depicts women's strength and has messages about treating women as if they are more than property, sexual objects and has been danced around the world.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Feed those in need

Donate to a local food bank, give $ to someone in need or make someone else a meal who would benefit medically, mentally or financially from being fed.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 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 Challenge

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Action Track: Social Justice

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

#48 In-Stream Hydro, #76 Micro Wind, #78 Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Equity and Racial Education for Children

I am educating children about systemic racial issues and having ongoing conversations with preschool to school aged children about how to be an active anti-racist ally.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Cassie Preskenis 1/29/2020 11:15 AM
    A delicious meatless meal this week was a non-dairy creamy tomato soup.  You asked for some recipes so here you go...  Due to illness and laziness I didn't saute or roast any of my veggies in advance, but it would be tastier if you did. 
    Boil 1 head cauliflower, 1 onion, 4 cloves of garlic peeled, 4 large carrots, 28 oz can of tomatoes (or tomato sauce - which was all I had in my cabinet) in 4 cups of veggie broth with Italian seasoning, dried basil and salt and pepper to taste.  Once boiled throw it all in the blender and there you go.  Creamy, yummy, tomato soup

    • Erin M 1/30/2020 6:32 PM
      Sounds delicious! And I hope you are feeling better!

  • Cassie Preskenis 1/29/2020 11:09 AM
    I've been sick this week with the flu and spending time reading articles about environmental and racial issues.  Here is a particularly great one that dear Tia shared with me, forgive me if she already shared it and I missed it. https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/nov/02/psychologists-better-way-persuade-people-to-save-planet-environment

  • Cassie Preskenis 1/18/2020 9:44 PM
    Another awesome family movie night that represents diversity, the 1990's Dr Dolittle with Eddie Murphy.  Slightly older audiences, PG-13 for crude humor and language, our kids didn't get the adult humor, but loved the crass humor, which they didn't totally understand.  It was a funny movie we enjoyed.

  • Cassie Preskenis 1/16/2020 9:44 PM
    For our veg dinner tonight we had a delicious wrap or salad bar... hummus, pesto, balsamic were sauce options with veggies, Mediterranean theme, such as cucumbers, peppers, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives.  We roasted some other veggies.  it was so yummy! 

  • Cassie Preskenis 1/15/2020 8:58 PM
    Alicia Keys new song about kindness, supporting women and houseless people.  It is great!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izyZLKIWGiA&fbclid=IwAR2P2_HB-8D26qv4W0DWw__eknlggzWTY9P_dyMNJPklMiahFZVauO1EQ1I&app=desktop


  • Cassie Preskenis 1/14/2020 9:01 PM
    I have created a challenge for myself about sharing EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) information.    Here goes... The country we live in is not equitable.  Diverse groups are under-represented, if ever represented, in the media.  A friend of ours brought our attention to how complicit we all are when we blindly watch movies and shows that represent little to no People Of Color (POCs).  

    Here is a list from my friend Jordan of media that is worth watching (and in many cases very important to watch):

    Parasite. The Farewell. Us. Queen and Slim. Just Mercy. Harriett. The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Hustlers. Dolemite is My Name. Luce. Clemency. Waves. Atlantics. When They See Us.

    • Erin M 1/15/2020 6:17 PM
      THANK YOU!!! Huge huge hugely important! I just made a note of all those movies. Super super appreciate it Cassie!

  • Cassie Preskenis 1/14/2020 8:55 PM
    Oops I forgot to share Greta and George's Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0xUXo2zEY

    • Erin M 1/15/2020 6:19 PM
      YAY! Oh, everyone should watch this, the idea is FABULOUS!

  • Cassie Preskenis 1/14/2020 8:40 PM
    Friends this video of Greta and George is amazing!  Please watch and share.  So nice seeing ya'll tonight!  We should all create a "One Time Action" of getting together to meet tonight and talk about how we're doing with our challenges!  Creating it now...

    • Erin M 1/15/2020 6:18 PM
      Great idea with that one-time action! And LOVE the video of Greta and George. And seeing everyone! : )

  • Cassie Preskenis 1/12/2020 9:27 PM
    I just got home from seeing "Just Mercy".   

    Attending viewings of important films, ready books, listening to podcasts, watching Ted Talks, asking questions about other people's experiences is the pathway to becoming Woke.  White friends please see this movie.  It was a powerful movie telling a true story about a lawyer in Alabama fighting for death row inmates  who were victims of systemic racism.  Only 3 other people were in the theater. These stories are incredibly hard to watch, but it is time we stop turning away because it's too hard to look at.   I hope my ramblings have convinced one other person to see it :-) .  End rant.

  • Cassie Preskenis 1/11/2020 9:13 PM
    I don't think I soiled a single piece of paper today.  :-)