Jemima Clark

Washington College

"Walk the walk, everyday."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,710 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1,751
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    2,346
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    13
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    16
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    580
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Jemima's Actions

Waste

Roadside trash pick up!

Picked up trash along several miles of road near my home- collected...

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, work on starting one, or find a local community garden to get involved with.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 15 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Talk To My Friends and Classmates

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends and/or classmates each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 2 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 15 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the resource below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 15 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Increase communication pathwyas four our family.

Work with my family to establish clear lines of communication to help this long-term quarantine at home easier for each of us.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 20 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 10 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Social Media Engagement

Work with CES to do more social media outreach via Virtual CES!

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Jemima Clark 4/26/2020 7:29 PM
    That was awesome!!! Such a great challenge!!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent on your campus? In your hometown? Where you live currently?

    Jemima Clark 4/26/2020 7:25 PM
    Chesapeake Bay water quality! Access to greater clean energy choices and increased funding for environmental needs!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

    Jemima Clark 4/26/2020 10:43 AM
    HUGE implications! I remember the first time I learned about food deserts and how shocked I was to have a greater understanding of how not everyone is as lucky as I am & have been- in terms of access and education about nutrition. As a teacher I had many students arrive hungry and under-nourished. This greatly impacts cognitive ability and learning desire. It's hard to think when you're hungry. It's hard to focus when you're figuring out when you'll eat next. As a parent- it's upsetting to imagine having limited choices for feeding my kids--even if I knew about proper nutrition. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

    Jemima Clark 4/26/2020 10:36 AM
    Pollinators are the hardest working little guys around- their actions increase plant production, spread pollen for greater genetic diversity & resilience of plants, are essential for life on earth tho continue. I plan to add more pollinator friendly plants to my garden this Sprig- and already refuse to spray pesticides of any kind.

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Visit a Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you visit? What did you learn? Did you take anyone with you?

    Jemima Clark 4/26/2020 10:33 AM
    I visited the transfer station in Church Hill and spoke with the gentlemen running the place about their practices. Even in quarantine-waste disposal is VERY important and essential to the health of a community. This station has recycling, large bulk item dumpsters, yard waste composting/mulching, oil and hazardous material disposal options, and much more! It takes up very little land space -less than 2 acres? 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

    Jemima Clark 4/26/2020 10:28 AM
    People of color, people with lower income, people without voices in politics are sacrificed by corporations and government as "the cost of doing business". Increased health issues, less food security, lack of health care and life spent in areas with more toxins and env/health hazards. How do we ESTABLISH priorities for all peoples health and ability to access outdoor spaces safely and without fear?

  • Jemima Clark 4/26/2020 10:24 AM
    I have loved this Eco-Challenge and found the encouragement very helpful during the quarantine! The challenges and actions helped make this "wasted time" feel so much more valuable and had me trying new actions and exploring in new ways- THAN
    K YOU!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    People are motivated to forage for many different reasons: as a source for food, a means of income, to connect with nature, to participate in cultural tradition, transmitting specific ecological knowledge, or as a means of stewarding local and native plant populations. What is your chief motivation for foraging?

    Jemima Clark 4/26/2020 10:16 AM
    Honestly- just simple enjoyment! It's fun to learn about edible plants, try the different flavors and explore the "yard" with new eyes
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Jemima Clark 4/25/2020 6:58 AM
    Gratitude. Consistently recognizing all "the good news & events" in my life and letting go of control over that which I have none. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Jemima Clark 4/25/2020 6:57 AM
    More organically grown veggies.  I am getting my garden in next week- this choice is good for health and the environment.
    Working on even less meat based meals each week, with more veggies!