Sky Stewart

Fantastic No Plastics

"To gain new knowledge and awareness daily and apply it myself and share it with others"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,257 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    52
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Sky's Actions

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 15 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 3 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Sky Stewart 1/31/2020 10:24 PM
    This challenge has really had me thinking about all kinds of ways I navigate my life on this planet.  Its been a great learning experience for my self and my family.  I'm really proud of all the effort and learning everyone has put into this, especially the kids.  Thank you for initiating this Erin and thank you everyone for sharing your experiences and new knowledge.
  • 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?

    Sky Stewart 1/31/2020 10:19 PM
    Perception and judgement from others is often a huge barrier to equal participation.  In the early stages of potential engagement, we all are very vulnerable to negative judgements or discouragement from others.  When we were river guides, often we had passengers who wouldn't trust the female guides to get them safely down the river.  We would witness passengers avoiding boarding rafts piloted by female guides and crowding to rafts piloted by males, not knowing that the female guides they were avoiding were far more experienced and skilled.  This often resulted in less passengers in their rafts and accordingly a diminished opportunity to get tips.  I'm sure dealing with  that negative judgement and decreased earning potential was very discouraging to many would-be female guides pursuing raft guiding as long as they would have liked.

  • Sky Stewart 1/28/2020 9:47 PM
    Ran errands all over town today on the electric skateboard!!

  • Sky Stewart 1/26/2020 8:56 PM
    I wanted to use my electric skateboard today to go have a beer with Robert.  

    • Robert Wildman 1/28/2020 10:48 PM
      Wish that had been, “I used my e-board to go have a beer with Robert”!

  • Sky Stewart 1/23/2020 8:56 PM
    An interesting article on the Ashland Food Co-op website about bioplastics and plastic packaging:
    https://ashlandfood.coop/conversation/news/state-plastics
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Sky Stewart 1/23/2020 8:48 PM
    My biggest concern about how we are affecting the planet pertains to cumulative toxicity to the environment, especially nuclear wastes.  The earth has gone through many cycles of warming and cooling and I'm sure will continue to go through many more- I just don't know how the new things we have introduced will affect the long term health of the planet and its established pendulum of environmental equilibrium.  

  • Sky Stewart 1/15/2020 8:03 PM
    Thank you for a fun gathering last night!!  After talking with Tate and River about coffee, I'm planning on doing a little research to learn more about responsible coffee growing.  We drink a lot of coffee in our household and if there is any opportunity to optimize our coffee consumption in a more environmentally responsible way that would be a substantial accumulated "drawdown".   I also got a peek at Davis' plastics book- definitely excited to borrow as it looks full of a wide variety of good info.  Nice to meet some new folks as well!!

    • Erin M 1/18/2020 2:15 PM
      I'd love to hear why you learn, Sky! Super interested in making better choices for our family too!

    • Allison Wildman 1/16/2020 7:03 PM
      Great goal! I totally love Case... but I'm not sure Amy does. Sounds like a fun research project... go on multiple coffee dates and taste lots of sustainably sourced coffee. 

    • Robert Wildman 1/15/2020 10:19 PM
      I think the key is getting beans from a roaster that not only sources based on environmental sustainability but also fair trade.  I know both Case and Noble meet all of their suppliers face to face and strive to achieve this.  Just so happens they are also the best roasters.  Make the switch and you should be good to go.

  • Sky Stewart 1/15/2020 7:49 PM
    I finished a bag of chips today and realized the chip bag would be a good garbage can liner for one of our small bathroom trash cans.  Saved it for later!

  • Sky Stewart 1/15/2020 7:46 PM
    Yesterday I printed a drawing for a client to look at and approve.  As I pulled out the drawing for them, I realized that it was on a piece of paper I had printed something on before that had gotten reloaded into the printer and that the previous printing was showing through the drawing.  I had this split second conflict of feeling unprofessional but a good Earth steward.  It still has me feeling conflicted- am I glad I had reused a piece of paper for that particular circumstance or would it have been worth it to have the drawing unblemished.  One thing is clear- other people's judgment can influence our decisions that effect the planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

    Sky Stewart 1/12/2020 7:32 PM
    One thing I have to do for my work with construction design is print out final designs for proofing.  If I print these proofs on both sides of pieces of paper, I can reduce my paper consumption.