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Michele Huie

Library Eco Warriors

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 432 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4,496
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    36
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    216
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Michele's Actions

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of leave no trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 12 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Michele Huie 4/29/2021 4:30 PM
    Looking forward to finishing up my volunteer hours challenge this coming weekend!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Michele Huie 4/23/2021 3:12 PM
    We took out part of the lawn area in the backyard to put in a raised bed. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Michele Huie 4/22/2021 10:20 AM
    We installed solar panels. I love that we feed back into the grid.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you live in? Is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you? If so, why?

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    Michele Huie 4/22/2021 10:11 AM
    I've definitely spent more time exploring my neighborhood on foot this year.  I love travel and exploring new places but I also see the joy in the details of our local lives from flowers in the yard to children playing in the park.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Michele Huie 4/22/2021 9:53 AM
    Support local businesses, especially right now as they struggle to stay open/reopen.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Michele Huie 4/15/2021 11:06 AM
    Part of this switch includes making my own coffee/tea in the morning instead of heading to a coffee shop
  • Reflection Question
    Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Michele Huie 4/15/2021 11:03 AM
    We are facing a massive water shortage in the western US. I see the need for more education for residents. Further drought will lead to deeper restrictions on water use and hopefully push water reclamation and desalination initiatives.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Michele Huie 4/15/2021 10:58 AM
    Reducing the waste our family generates
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Michele Huie 4/15/2021 10:56 AM
    Save the money to use for family travel when we can finally reconnect with Family in other states and countries.