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Stacey Pham

TSS-SSA Geo Activists

"Do what I can to save the environment."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 645 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    31
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered

Stacey's Actions

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Stacey Pham 5/03/2021 10:28 AM
    Last day to make a difference everyone !!!

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    Stacey Pham 5/02/2021 12:02 AM
    It's been over a year since we simply had picnic in a park.  We forgot how nice it is to just sit on the lawn and enjoy the sun and the breeze and the fresh air.

    • Victoria Tran's avatar
      Victoria Tran 5/02/2021 8:23 PM
      Isn't it a odd and strange feeling to be at a park now? For about a year, no one was allowed to sit anywhere and everything was taped out. It certainly takes some time to return "back to normal". 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Stacey Pham 5/01/2021 11:56 PM
    I would rather use that money to buy better quality food
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally, what would be the hardest for you to give up?

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    Stacey Pham 5/01/2021 11:55 PM
    Tillamook dairy products.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Stacey Pham 5/01/2021 11:51 PM
    Our kids use plastic straws a lot.  Paper straws get soggy too quickly.  We now try stainless steel straws.  It is a bit more work to wash but we like it.

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    Stacey Pham 5/01/2021 11:45 PM
    Our family went to Sunnyvale farmers market today and it was nice.  All the fresh choices of fruits and veggies...  The strawberries were super sweet.
  • 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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    Stacey Pham 5/01/2021 11:41 PM
    Pollution is what damages our environment the most.

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    Stacey Pham 5/01/2021 11:37 PM
    The weather has been strange.  It can get quite warm during the day but quickly becomes chilly after 6pm.  Global warming ?
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

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    Stacey Pham 4/30/2021 9:47 AM
    We can control what temp and when we need to run the heater or A/C without over doing it

    • Victoria Tran's avatar
      Victoria Tran 5/01/2021 5:59 PM
      Agree with Swee Hor! We installed a roof fan years ago and it's been an energy saver. San Jose usually has cooler evenings, and we would turn that on in the summer to pull in the cool air to cool the house without using AC. 

    • Swee Hor Teh's avatar
      Swee Hor Teh 4/30/2021 10:30 AM
      Using a portable fan, and get air circulating where you are helps too :)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Stacey Pham 4/30/2021 9:42 AM
    We pickle a lot of carrot, daikon, and chayote

    • Swee Hor Teh's avatar
      Swee Hor Teh 4/30/2021 10:29 AM
      Just steaming and eat the vegetable to get its natural taste is another way to go