April 4 - April 25, 2018

keka ray

Comerica Bank

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 107 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

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 0 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Restore Wetlands

#52 Coastal Wetlands

I will volunteer 4 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Advocate for Forest Protection

#38 Forest Protection

I will contact 2 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Restore Wetlands
    How do wetlands differ from other ecosystems -- both in the services they offer and in your personal experience of them?

    keka ray 4/25/2018 4:36 PM
    Wetlands are vital for any Ecosystem because they provide many benefits. It supports local and migratory birds and animals, makes the water-table stable underground. Wetlands benefits the communities, balances out the airborne pollutions. Researchers don't know the full benefits yet, they are just beginning to understand.  

  • keka ray 4/25/2018 4:25 PM
    My Challenge is going good. I am on the way to commit for 4 hours per month ( for 12 month) to restoration of a marsh land in my neighborhood. I will go this weekend or next and make it final.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

    keka ray 4/23/2018 5:06 PM
    It was really Nice to cook a meal without any waste. I cooked a complete meal with rice, fish, and veg. It was fun. I will be more careful about waste

  • keka ray 4/19/2018 2:22 PM
    My Challenge is going good. I cooked more than ONE zero waste meal for my family. That means, nothing I bought had a plastic wrapping on it, I collected water which usually going down the drain ( literally ) for my plants, when I cut the onions the food scrap I used for my compost( City does not do compost). After eating the meal, it went to my compost pile. 
    I started noticing that my recycle bin is not that much anymore, neither my trash!

  • keka ray 4/12/2018 10:01 AM
    Hi Team, 
    I do some fun things in my everyday life to save water. I collect tap water from my sink, while I wash fruits or vegetables  with just water or while running water to get warm, I put a pitcher under the sink when I wash them, and collect the clean water. I then save them in my watering container( because it is bigger and out side in  my patio. I use this water to water my plants. I am shocked to see how much water we waste. I barely use any other water to water my plants. Saves about $15.00 of my water bill per month. Not sure how many gallons though.