October 11 - October 25, 2017

Holly Denman

St. Ignatius

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 180 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed

Holly's Actions

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

100-Mile Diet

I'm up for a serious challenge! I will only eat food that has been raised and cultivated within a hundred-mile radius of where I live.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Complete a Recycler / Composter Training

I will sign up for a Recycler / Composter program in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

I will research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) per day from local producers.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or utensils.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Buy Food And Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water during the Challenge.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Consumer-supported Agriculture).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Holly Denman 10/12/2017 6:13 AM
    For the past week I have been caring for my school age grandchildren and I am appalled at how little they know about conservation,  renewable energy, or food waste. While I have been slow on the goals I set, I have spoken ad naseum about turning off lights, not wasting food and effects of climate change. Most of is going right over their head and they tell me none of it is discussed in school. I have managed to buy no extra food, eat leftovers and recycle some jars into Halloween art projects. This should be easier with children, not harder! 

    • Sheila and Everett Sjolseth 10/12/2017 6:36 AM
      I really appreciate that you are doing this with your grandkids! As they repeatedly see the impact that those small things can do, it will make a difference with how they see things. Thank you for your example!

  • Holly Denman 10/06/2017 5:06 PM
    A big project for me this year was our parish garden since I knew  nothing about gardens or plants. I have learned a lot about myself in the process.