April 3 - April 24, 2019

Gabby Witkowski

New Paltz Contemporary Issues in Photography

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 80 Total


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.


Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.



Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family and/or colleagues.

One-Time Challenge


Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.



  • Gabby Witkowski 4/23/2019 6:33 PM
    Despite not logging on here too many times, I wrote a list of things I can do and challenges I can give myself, using ideas and directions from DrawDown and I've been completing as many as I can! Small daily actions add up.
  • 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?

    Gabby Witkowski 4/23/2019 6:31 PM
    Twitter and Instagram are constantly promoting women run businesses to me and I love to support handmade brands like crocheted clothes and I recently just discovered shethinx.com ! Womanhood is so sacred to me and a great way to support these types of businesses is to spread the word and save up $ to splurge !
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

    Gabby Witkowski 4/23/2019 6:26 PM
    This one was very easy for me because I don't use these types of ingredients really. I did write down a note to stop buying the conditioner I buy though, after the bottles done, because it includes palm oil.
  • 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.

    Gabby Witkowski 4/23/2019 6:23 PM
    It's terrifying to think of how much we're destroying our planet and how little some people care for our world. What concerns me most is these large corporations that pollute our air the most and do nothing to cut back substantially because they'll lose money. This is our home!!! Where's the care for others and for animals and wildlife?
  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

    Gabby Witkowski 4/23/2019 6:20 PM
    I know I waste a bit of food here and there but I never fully realized how much it adds up to. That money could pay for 2 months of my rent plus a grocery trip or two!