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Beth Beek Blackford

Sustainable Floridians

"Fix the problem, not the blame!"

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Challenges

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Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an environmental issue that matters to me.

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A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a movie about a sustainability issue I would like to know more about.

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A Call to Sustainability

Explore My Area

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

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A Call to Sustainability

Learn About Local Issues

I will find out what local sustainability issues are most urgent in my region, including both social and environmental justice concerns.

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A Call to Sustainability

Pay Attention to Current Events

I will watch or read the news each day this week with a specific focus on sustainability issues and happenings.

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Water

Watch The Story of Bottled Water

I will watch The Story of Bottled Water to learn more about bottled water's impacts on the environment.

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Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

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Ecological Principles

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.

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Ecological Principles

Reduce My Footprint

I will calculate my ecological footprint and talk with my family or roommates about way we can reduce our negative enviromental impact.

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Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 30 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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Food

Watch a Documentary

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

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Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

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Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

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Consumption and Economy

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

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Consumption and Economy

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.

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Consumption and Economy

Learn About Alternatives to the GDP

I will research alternatives (like Gross National Happiness) to measuring economic livelihood and the health of a nation.

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Consumption and Economy

Watch a Documentary

I will watch one of the films suggested in the additional resources and discuss it with friends or family.

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Visions of Sustainability

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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Collect Rain Water

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

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Visions of Sustainability

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.

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  • Beth Beek Blackford 2/01/2018 6:10 PM
    Finally got my password issues untangled and was able to accept CHRIS KANE'S INVITATION to be a co-team captain!  I also convinced Ms. Terry Mott to join us, because she's already earned more points than all of us combined, but doesn't want to add to her "to do" list.  Ha!

    I want to talk about the movie "Fed Up" (https://www.netflix.com/title/70299287).  Whether or not there's a conspiracy between Big Pharma and the food industry is up to you to decide, but why not play it safe?  I decided that half a cup of sugar per loaf of bread was WAY too much for me, so I picked up a breadmaker at my local thrift shop, bought organic ingredients, and have been making my own multigrain & seed bread for 3 months, using 1/2 tablespoon of raw sugar per batch, just to encourage the yeast along.  Dave's Killer Powerseed loaf was my ideal (but even that brand has too much sweetener), and I'm pleased to say that I've gotten close enough to earn the Fussy Spouse Thumb's Up seal of approval.  Because there are no preservatives, the bread gets stale in about 3 days, so I make breadcrumbs of the remainder and freeze them to turn into bread pudding every other week or so.  All this costs a fraction of one loaf of store-bought bread, to say nothing of the personal satisfaction I feel!  Please contact me if you'd like more info on how I did this; and there are tons of gluten-free recipes.

    • Chris Kane 2/03/2018 6:01 AM
      we could set up a discussion on that if you want, beth; that's one of my favorites; let me know
  • Beth Beek Blackford 1/21/2018 6:20 PM
    I'm accepting Chris Kane's invitation (of a week ago) to be co-team captain!
    Just curious - what triggers the Checked In point?  Is it signing in?  Making a post? Or have I missed a button somewhere?
  • Beth Beek Blackford 1/20/2018 6:10 AM
    Hi
  • Beth Beek Blackford 1/14/2018 5:13 PM
    Day 3 - Any new teammates out there?
  • Beth Beek Blackford 1/12/2018 7:58 PM
    Day 1 - OMG, what am I thinking!  I'm jumping into this Challenge with both feet, and I haven't even read the rules.  And I'm traveling for 10 days this month.  Well, I guess that gives me lots of opportunity to spread my influence in unexpected places, and reach people I wouldn't otherwise encounter.  Heck, this is going to be my new way of life, so I'd better learn to make it adaptable!  On, ON!

    • Chris Kane 1/13/2018 12:22 PM
      you will rock this big time!