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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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aoife o'connell

Turning Point School Community Leadership

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 767 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    78
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    568
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    23
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    340
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

aoife's Actions

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk Outside

Do at Home

I will take a walk outside for 30 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Do at Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Do at Home

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate. I will keep 6 container(s) out of the landfill each day.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 30 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

Do at Home

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Do at Home

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • aoife o'connell's avatar
    aoife o'connell 10/26/2020 7:52 AM
    yesterday we bought beeswax paper to replace seranwrap

    • Lily :)'s avatar
      Lily :) 10/26/2020 9:11 AM
      yeah that's an awesome alternative! apparently it keeps food longer than saran wrap too so that's great

    • ruby santamaria's avatar
      ruby santamaria 10/26/2020 9:11 AM
      Great alternative! 

  • aoife o'connell's avatar
    aoife o'connell 10/23/2020 7:59 AM
    I bought some reused clothes from depop.

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    aoife o'connell 10/22/2020 10:00 AM
    today i had vegan carrot cake for breakfast.

  • aoife o'connell's avatar
    aoife o'connell 10/21/2020 8:01 AM
    the ecochallenge is going pretty well

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    aoife o'connell 10/16/2020 8:18 AM
    i bought recycled clothes 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    aoife o'connell 10/12/2020 9:18 AM
    people in richer countries generally have access to organic and nicer foods. eating lots and lots of meat is not only unhealthy, but also bad for the planet. i am a vegetarian.

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    aoife o'connell 10/12/2020 9:08 AM
    i saved some more water and used reusable stuff instead of single use plastics.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    aoife o'connell 10/08/2020 10:07 AM
    By buying from sustainable stores, such as Urban Outfitters, and thrifting, which I do a lot, I can be more sustainable with my fashion choices. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

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    aoife o'connell 10/08/2020 10:05 AM
    We used to use plastic straws, but now we use metal/bamboo straws. We also reuse the compostable bags from the grocery store to pick up my dog's poop.
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    aoife o'connell 10/08/2020 10:01 AM
    I won't pour paint down the drain because that goes to the ocean. Everything that goes down the drain will be eco-friendly, including my shampoo, conditioner, and skincare products.

    • ruby santamaria's avatar
      ruby santamaria 10/12/2020 9:11 AM
      yeah!

    • Lily :)'s avatar
      Lily :) 10/08/2020 10:05 AM
      yeah! it's also really important to make sure any of your products are polyethylene free, and it's important to research other ingredients that are harmful and read through your ingredients mindfully.