April 3 - April 24, 2019

Lulu Breslin

EcoChallenge Rhinebeck

"I want to help animals and their habitats. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 564 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    14
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    47
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 5 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 2 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

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 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

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 9 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 4 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 10 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Host a Film Screening

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

I will host a film screening and discussion about women's and gender equality issues.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

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

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Lulu Breslin 4/25/2019 11:09 AM
    I have really enjoyed being surrounded by nature! also I love to take bike rides as well!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women? Can you share any past experiences that may help others take action?

    Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 1:31 PM
    Oblong and land of oz are both run by women, so you should shop there! it is important to support women because they don't make as much as men normally do. it is wrong, but it is reality. (sadly)

  • Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 1:24 PM
    my challenge is going great! but sadly I have not met all of my challenges :(

    • Violet Turck 4/24/2019 6:35 PM
      Me either! It's ok though, everyone appreciates what you're doing to help the environment:) 

  • Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 1:17 PM
    I have been to the city many times and the litter, noise, lights, and just everything is overwhelmingly polluting. 

  • Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 1:09 PM
    my challenge is going great though I wish I had done more things! I think I bit off more than I could chew! even so I really enjoyed this challenge!

  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 1:02 PM
    very happy that I planted a tree! The air is a little bit fresher now!

    • Violet Turck 4/24/2019 6:36 PM
      me too! I can't wait until next week when we get to plant a tree at the school.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

    Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 12:56 PM
    I have met a few people that have told me I can't do something just because I am a girl. nothing frustrates me more than someone telling me I can't do something because I am a girl. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 12:54 PM
    NO PLASTIC USED TODAY! try to not use it any day.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

    Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 12:52 PM
    my diet effects the environment in the way that I do eat meat, but I am trying to cut the palm oil out of my diet, and also trying to be careful.

    • Violet Turck 4/24/2019 6:38 PM
      After telling me about the palm oil today, I'm cutting down on that as much as possible. I'll read the ingredients on the back of my chips next time, lol.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

    Lulu Breslin 4/24/2019 12:43 PM
    I think that the biggest advantage to silvopasturing is that we still manage to get what we want but it is also good for the environment!