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Jane Hewitt

Community Team

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 743 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    18
    square feet
    community beautification
  • UP TO
    1
    donation
    made
  • UP TO
    120
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    282
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    1
    meatless or vegan meal
    consumed
  • UP TO
    1,772
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    1,772
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • UP TO
    34
    sustainable seafood meals
    consumed

Jane's actions

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG 2

I will become a savvy produce shopper when buying organic and non-organic items.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Basic Needs & Security

Try a New Vegan or Vegetarian Recipe

I will try a new vegan or vegetarian recipe and share how it turns out on the Ecochallenge feed, or with family and friends.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG 10

Each day, I will track my purchases to identify my spending habits. This will allow me to see what purchases can be reduced.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Communicate Constructively

SDG 16

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG 3

I will replace 20 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG 10

I will spend 15 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health & Equity

Make Cleaning Products

SDG 3

I will make a few homemade cleaning products.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health & Equity

Donate Food

SDG 3, 10

I will find out what food programs are in my area and donate food and/or other items that they request.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate & Ecosystems

Choose Sustainable Seafood Options

SDG 14

Using Seafood Watch's list, I will enjoy 1 sustainable seafood meals each day.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture

SDG 14, 15

I will express my love and gratitude for our planet by writing a love letter, poem, song or taking a picture. I will share this in the Ecochallenge feed or on my social media.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG 14, 15

Studies show a grass lawn is water intensive and on average it require about 30 percent of a household’s water consumption. I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard or community to conserve water and improve habitat: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate & Ecosystems

Support Local Pollinators

SDG 15

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will plant pollinator-friendly plants in my area to support local pollinators.

COMPLETED
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?


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    Jane Hewitt 4/30/2023 1:11 PM
    My earth month challenge is going great. I am really proud of the steps I have taken and the behaviors I have altered.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

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    Jane Hewitt 4/29/2023 4:00 PM
    I live in California. Even after this year's rain, we practice drought friendly gardening.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health & Equity Track My Purchases
    How have you reduced your purchasing habits and what would you like to do next to reduce your consumption habits?

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    Jane Hewitt 4/29/2023 3:59 PM
    I have reduced my wasteful spending by about 30%. I am especially proud of my new commitment to reduce fast fashion purchases.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate & Ecosystems Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture
    Why is art an important way for you to express sustainability values?

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    Jane Hewitt 4/29/2023 3:58 PM
    Because art can potentially use/waste a lot of materials. Conversely, reusing materials to create art is fun.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    Jane Hewitt 4/29/2023 3:56 PM
    Not surprised. I know my produce

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Basic Needs & Security Try a New Vegan or Vegetarian Recipe
    What was the dish you made, and how did it turn out? What did it feel like to try a new recipe? If you can share a picture, please do!

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    Jane Hewitt 4/28/2023 8:37 AM
    Strawberry ice cream. Coconut cream and slightly sweetened strawberries.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate & Ecosystems Choose Sustainable Seafood Options
    What was the tastiest sustainable seafood meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Jane Hewitt 4/28/2023 8:34 AM
    Whitefish cooked in lemon butter with a dash of truffle oil
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health & Equity Donate Food
    Why do you donate food? How does it connect to your values?

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    Jane Hewitt 4/28/2023 8:33 AM
    Food is life. Food is medicine.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

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    Jane Hewitt 4/21/2023 8:40 AM
    Even though I am allergic to them, I love bees.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Jane Hewitt 4/19/2023 11:46 AM
    The lack of vitamin D makes them sicker. The constant screen time makes them unable to socialize face to face. Problem solving skills decline because they depend on google, youtube or wiki to solve their problems. Mental health issues from internet trolls and/or comparisons to others "perfect lives" on social media.