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April 1 - April 21, 2022
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Emily Burke

Carlisle Construction Materials

"Taking small steps to collaborate with others in making a bigger change!"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 831 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    8.9
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    510
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    4.3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • UP TO
    595
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    29
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    17
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    42
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • UP TO
    213
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    29
    whole food meals
    consumed

Emily's 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

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Visit A Local Farm

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Take Control

Both systemic and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Emily Burke 4/19/2022 5:12 AM
    Ooh, some of my favorite foods that I would like to preserve would be tomatoes, peppers, eggs, onions, zucchini, and corn. 

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    Emily Burke 4/14/2022 7:36 AM
    This is going very well! It's exciting looking into summer with all of the fresh produce and veggies that are about to be readily available, from my garden! 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Visit A Local Farm
    How do our current food growing and manufacturing processes affect our future and the future of Earth?

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    Emily Burke 4/14/2022 7:35 AM
    They impact the future of Earth and our personal future immensely. As I have family who are in the dairy industry, I see firsthand how the changes impact the communities and the products that are being made. Not only is the food being impacted but the environments are being impacted as well, with the increase in manufacturing and operations. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Emily Burke 4/14/2022 7:33 AM
    I think that being able to know what the advised fish for my region includes me spending time purchasing the local fish either in the local markets or by actually fishing myself. This reminds me a lot of the benefits of eating local,, raw honey versus eating honey that is store-bought and pre-packaged. Eating locally has nutrients and health benefits that are very good for our health! 

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    Emily Burke 4/12/2022 5:22 AM
    Very well! It is really neat to look and see the impact that our team at Carlisle is having -- love it!!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Emily Burke 4/12/2022 5:21 AM
    One food choice that I can make that would do more good and less harm is gluten-free bread and other allergen-free baked goods!

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    Emily Burke 4/11/2022 6:18 AM
    Looking forward to another week of changing my habits to leave a good impact on the community around me!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Emily Burke 4/11/2022 6:17 AM
    Choosing two-sided printing is not a hard decision to make. I had to change my "default setting" to be two-sided printing instead of automatically a one-sided printing. I have realized that even since focusing on two-sided printing I have printed less than before!

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    Emily Burke 4/08/2022 6:49 AM
    My eyes have been opened to how little I knew about the sourcing of seafood. As my favorite food, it really makes me think through the entire process of obtaining seafood for consumption. Learning more about smart seafood options and how to be a part of making these smart choices. 

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    Emily Burke 4/08/2022 6:48 AM
    Air purifying plants are becoming more and more "common" -- are there specific types of these houseplants that are better than others? I am interested in learning more about leca instead of soil for the medium that the plants are planted in. Has anyone had any experience with leca as their medium of choice for houseplants?