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amy minato

Capstone Fall 20

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 500 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    84
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    77
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    28
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    14
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    28
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    28
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

amy's Actions

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.

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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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Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

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Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

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Transportation

Research Better Transportation

I will research one of the solutions presented in this week's session on Transportation and see if there are any groups in my community already doing this work.

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Transportation

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 8 meal(s) from local producers each day this week.

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Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 3 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 21.1 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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Community

Pick Up Litter

I will pick up litter on my street and ask others to join me in taking care of our neighborhood.

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Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need this week.

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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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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.

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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.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 7 meatless meal(s) and/or 4 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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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

Support Local Food Systems

I will source 4 meal(s) from local producers each day this week. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

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Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 4 meal(s) with zero waste each day this week.

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Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 4 meal(s) free of processed foods each day this week.

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Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 4 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

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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.

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Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 10 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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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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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

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    amy minato 11/16/2020 2:09 PM
    This week I swapped soup with a neighbor. We traded her squash soup for some of my borscht. nice to have variety! 

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    amy minato 11/16/2020 2:07 PM
    I walked everywhere this week even in the rain. Rain pants really help!

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    amy minato 11/16/2020 2:06 PM
    This week I made borscht from beets, cabbage and onion in my garden. great winter time soup!

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    amy minato 11/05/2020 8:24 AM
    I picked up litter on my daily walk this week which is not too bad in our hood and also made an effort to meet the neighbors who just moved in with their little baby. I was able to give them some information about nearby playgrounds and gave them my phone number in case they needed anything. i find that just walking everyday in my local park brings me into contact with neighbors whom are becoming familiar over time.

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    amy minato 10/28/2020 8:01 PM
    I raked leaves and put them around the base of my trees but also on my veggie garden.  I never use plastic bottles. I bought a Berkey filter and am enjoying knowing my water is clean. I re-watched the Story of Water Bottles.

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    amy minato 10/20/2020 9:10 AM
    this week i dug up my sunchokes, beets and carrots and roasted them with my sister's olive oil, herbs from my garden and squash from my neighbors garden. super locally produced meal!

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    amy minato 10/12/2020 12:48 PM
    my husband found a kid in our neighborhood who is doing a project to recycle just about everything so we are able to give him things that Portland city doesnt accept.

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    amy minato 10/12/2020 12:48 PM
    its easy for me to do the gratitude activity as i just feel this way every time i walk in my local park

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    amy minato 10/12/2020 12:35 PM
    i am staying in eastern Oregon in a small town where we used to live and considering the impacts on the lake here which is the drinking water for the town. all the motorboats on the lake create a dense layer of diesel on the surface of the lake. I am working with others here to advocate for motor free days or areas of the lake with a move toward supporting electric boats

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      Sophia Serrano 10/13/2020 8:15 PM
      this is smart! reminds me of cities that I have heard of around the world that do similar regulations with cars. My friends in Mexico City have to limit the days they drive their cars in the city, and ended up getting hybrid cars for days where electric cars are required in order to drive. I never thought about that option for boats, but it does seem attainable! especially in these winter months

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    amy minato 9/30/2020 12:16 PM
    I found a way to walk through my hood to a small woods with trails. lots of really tall trees. super quiet and peaceful.