Makeda Fekede

Actioneers of EVPP 480

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 447 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    14
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Visions of Sustainability

Become a Master Recycler/Composter

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Say No to Plastic

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. This week, I'll say "no" to plastic bags at the store and plastic straws in all of my drinks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

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 Challenge

Water

Learn About My Watershed

I will find local resources for learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 15 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 2 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Research Renewable Energy Options

I will find out if my local utilities offer an option for supporting renewable energy investment.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Makeda Fekede 4/30/2018 9:42 AM
    I spent a total of 4 hours researching, watching documentaries and videos on correct recycling and composting. Although, my volunteer service at church has made me quite well versed in recycling, there was still much I learned from my time researching. I wouldn't call myself a master in recycling and composting yet but I aim to be one through hands on experience.

  • Makeda Fekede 4/30/2018 9:39 AM
    Last week, I committed to only using non-plastic, reusable cups for drinks. I also made an effort to not use straws, refuse plastic bags from stores and paper bags from panera and chipotle. It was actually very achievable once you take it seriously and build a passion for reducing you footprint.

    • Awesome! Keep it up, Makeda. I make the same decisions when I shop or dine out. It's a great way to reduce your waste when you realize how much we can accumulate in one day!