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April 1 - April 21, 2022
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Emmelina Korb

Carlisle Construction Materials

"Working towards a sustainable world for future generations."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,055 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1,513
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    150
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    275
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    1,065
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    1,330
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Emmelina's actions

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 60 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

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 30 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 60 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Restorative Justice

I will spend 60 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning 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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided below and spend 60 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 60 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Visit A Local Farm

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

UNCOMPLETED
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

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

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 3 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 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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    Emmelina Korb 4/21/2022 6:46 AM
    Richer countries often have the resources to hide the impacts of consuming more meat. The meat industry affects areas like water quality, GHG emissions, and land usage. There are new technologies being implemented to help lessen the impact on our environment such as: kelp in livestock feed to reduce methane emissions, strategic farming to reduce runoff and land damage, and crop rotation to rebuild soil integrity.

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    Emmelina Korb 4/19/2022 9:49 AM
    Only 2 more days to log points, but I look forward to continuing these actions and habits. Even small changes help our planet!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Emmelina Korb 4/14/2022 8:03 AM
    Yes - I grew up with an appreciation of the world around us. As I have transitioned into my adult life, the childlike wonder has not left.  Everyone now knows how difficult it is to be cooped up after quarantining. I, like many, spent as much time outside as possible to help combat the time inside. This helped with my physical and mental health. 
  • 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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    Emmelina Korb 4/14/2022 7:56 AM
    The commercialization of agriculture has negatively impacted the environment. Besides stripping the earth of natural resources, humanity has been affected. From harmful chemical/pesticide sprays to GHG emissions from cattle to underpaid labor in the agriculture industry, the effects are hard to summarize in one reflection post. All of these change our lives, as well as future generations. However, promising new technologies and planting methods are being used to fix some of the damage done. There is a switch in mindset to focus on improvements and not necessarily the dollar amount they will take.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Go For A Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Emmelina Korb 4/13/2022 1:44 PM
    I tend feel recharged and more energetic after spending time outdoors. In college, if I was stumped with an assignment or needed a break, I would go for walks. I found that after returning to my work I was able to get through the assignment with a clear head.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How can we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

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    Emmelina Korb 4/13/2022 5:56 AM
    Yes - if one is grateful, they are more likely to feel an obligation to protect or defend. There is an attachment that comes with a sense of gratitude. I know that this is something I feel that has expanded during this challenge. Taking time out of the day to thank family and friends is an easy way to cultivate gratitude. Additionally, this can prompt some to do the same, furthering the movement. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Emmelina Korb 4/13/2022 5:46 AM
    I have always taken an interest in understanding my personal impact. Energy usage is an obvious area to improve upon, but many choose to not due to high costs or concerns of quality. I act on sustainable energy to increase awareness, encourage others to participate, and help fund the growth this sector needs. 

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    Emmelina Korb 4/11/2022 7:59 AM
    Looking forward to the warm weather in PA this week and hope everyone can get some time outside!
  • 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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    Emmelina Korb 4/11/2022 7:57 AM
    Quite simply, I think that one can express themselves not only by how they dress or appear but how they carry themselves. Appearances only go so far, but the real way of showing your true self is how you act around others and share your experiences. 

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    Emmelina Korb 4/11/2022 7:53 AM
    Officially at the halfway point for EcoChallenge - keep up the good work everyone!