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Karyn Knox

Educated Choices Program

"To provide science-based education about the impact of food choices, empowering current and future consumers and leaders to help create a healthier, more sustainable food system for all. "

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participant impact

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    bag of litter
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    documentary
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    45
    dollars
    donated
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    197
    miles
    traveled by bike
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    40
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    spent exercising
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    955
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    spent learning
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    5,340
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    66
    single-use bags
    not sent to the landfill

Karyn 's actions

Just Economies

Commit to the future

I will commit to shop at minority owned businesses after the Ecochallenge is finished.

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Rights to Nature

Explore our Directory and donate to a Cause you Care About

I will donate 20 dollars to an environmental partner focused on environmental or social initiatives.

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Rights to Nature

Share your Knowledge

I will share with others what I have learned about rights to nature during the Ecochallenge.

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Rights to Nature

Explore our waterways

I will explore my local waterways by either researching or participating in water conservation efforts near me.

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Resilient Communities

Plan for the Future

I will create a climate-focused strategic plan for my business/team/self.

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Resilient Communities

Learn About Constructive Communication

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

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Just Economies

Research regenerative organic agriculture

I will research what regenerative agriculture is and the impact that it can have on curbing the effects of climate change.

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Rights to Nature

Bike

I will commit to biking 5 miles.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Conservation and Restoration

Repurpose or Repair an Item to Keep it out of the Landfill

I will repair or mend items that would have otherwise been thrown away.

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Conservation and Restoration

Participate in a Beach/Park Clean up, Whether you do a Solo Cleanup or Take a Group!

I will spend 2 hours cleaning up a local park, beach or my neighborhood.

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Conservation and Restoration

Calculate My Water Footprint

I will calculate my Water Footprint to learn about my tap water use and "virtual water" use.

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Just Economies

Research the Planet Impact Fund

I will research 1% for the Planets planet impact fund.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Rights to Nature

Know your Rights (to Nature)

I will look into my rights to nature by researching the four linked organizations.

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Just Economies

Support a Justice-Centered Organization or Individual

I will donate 25 to climate justice.

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Resilient Communities

Explore Resilient Partnerships

I will explore how resilient partnerships are working to curve the effects of climate change.

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Resilient Communities

Take Time to Address Possible Cultural Biases Within your Organization or in your Personal Life

Making lasting change means having diverse voices leading the charge. Learn about and then implement ways to make your workplace/community a more accessible and diverse place.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Rights to Nature

Get Outside

I will get outside for 120 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 32
DAILY ACTIONS

Conservation and Restoration

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Rights to Nature

Take a Hike

I will explore my local hiking trails.

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Rights to Nature

Take the Outdoorist Oath

Take the Outdoorist Oath to understand your impact.

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Rights to Nature

Take the Intersectional Environmentalist Pledge

Take the Intersectional Environmentalist Pledge to understand your impact.

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Just Economies

Watch a documentary on the factory farm meat industry

I will watch a documentary on how the factory farm meat industry contributes to climate change.

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Rights to Nature

Get Gardening

I will start my own, or join a local community garden in order to lessen my food impact.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Rights to Nature

Discover which Native Tribe's land you live on

I will enter my address to find out what Native land I currently live on

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Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
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To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Karyn Knox 8/09/2023 5:20 AM
    We are almost finished with the challenge, and I must say, I will miss it! I will still do all of the amazing outdoor activities and will continue to be very eco-conscious, but having this community to share it with has been very fun!:)

    • Michael O'Neil's avatar
      Michael O'Neil 8/09/2023 8:25 AM
      I will miss this too! Has been great to see what other ways everyone has been learning and making new habits. Very inspiring.

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    Karyn Knox 8/08/2023 8:43 AM
    Got out this weekend on a long and beautiful bike ride this weekend with amazing vista views! So grateful for all of the beauty that nature blesses us with!:):)

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    Karyn Knox 8/04/2023 5:32 AM
    We have So many cucumbers ready at the same time in our garden that I am going to try to make pickles this weekend! We also have over 20 butternut squash growing now, so we are planning a big batch of soup to freeze and enjoy over the winter! So exciting!:)

    • Debbie Cravey's avatar
      Debbie Cravey 8/04/2023 8:21 AM
      That's a lot of squash! Great idea to freeze soup. I'm also intrigued by your pickle project. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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    Karyn Knox 7/30/2023 9:48 AM
    Our first beautiful radish started to raise itself out of the ground, so we harvested it! It is as spicy and yummy as it is pretty!:)

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    Karyn Knox 7/26/2023 9:54 AM
    My garden is exceeding my expectations this year, and my time spent caring for it is one of my favorite parts of the day! Check out the baby cucumber, the squash blossom complete with a happy bee inside, and flowering bean sprouts!

    • Debbie Cravey's avatar
      Debbie Cravey 7/26/2023 7:21 PM
      Happy bees make me happy!
      - And Casey, that's good to know about the flowers. I had no idea, and wouldn't have risked it. I look forward to trying this next season.

    • Casey Clemens's avatar
      Casey Clemens 7/26/2023 1:35 PM
      Squash blossoms are my favorite! (I grow zucchini just to have the blossoms.) Picking some of the male flowers won't reduce your squash count, either, as long as some remain to pollinate the female flowers. So you get to have two different kinds of harvests from one kind of plant!

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    Karyn Knox 7/14/2023 7:31 AM
    We got a good rain here yesterday, and my garden is so happy about it! I literally have dozens of baby cucumbers and our bean sprouts are starting to climb their trellis! Growing food is so fulfilling!:)

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    Karyn Knox 7/11/2023 11:23 AM
    I calculated my water footprint today too! I also thought, "WOW, that is a LOT of water!" It is crazy that we still use this much, even being below the national average, and taking so many steps to live a sustainable lifestyle. It just goes to show that there is always room for improvement!