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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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April 1 - April 30, 2021

ECO-NCMNS

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences seeks to be a better steward of the Earth by creating a healthy environment for its guests, employees, and community. We pledge to do this by observing sustainable business principles and by implementing energy reduction and water conservation practices, by reducing the amount of solid waste sent to the landfill, and by delivering educational programs focused on conservation, sustainability, and climate solutions

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 16,806
    TOTAL

team impact

  • UP TO
    22
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    81
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • UP TO
    81
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    120
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
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    8
    documentaries
    watched
  • UP TO
    1
    donation
    made
  • UP TO
    2
    energy audits
    conducted
  • UP TO
    3,965
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    11
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    3,570
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    26
    lightbulbs
    replaced
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    83
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    764
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    11,638
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    10,697
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    17
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    13
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    12
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • UP TO
    56
    trees
    planted
  • UP TO
    330
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    135
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

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  • April 30 at 5:59 PM
    This has been great fun and I have learned so much. Can't wait to do it again - and to get more people involved.
  • April 30 at 5:57 PM
    Loss of trees and green spaces, both public and private. Density of housing and business seems to be the rule - at least in my part of town. Where will the birds live? Where will people relax and recreate?
  • April 30 at 5:39 PM
    I worry about the ocean. We are a watery planet. The health of our ocean is critical to the Earth's health, but since we don't see it, it's way too easy to ignore. How do we communicate the state of the ocean to people everywhere?
  • April 30 at 5:36 PM
    I hope it isn't. I've been a vegetarian and a gardener for 50 years. I've recently left coffee and chocolate behind (arthritis issues). As I age, life - and diet - get simpler.
  • April 30 at 5:23 PM
    I buy almost all my food at my local co-op, which is not listed here, so I'm going to talk to the board and see what we can do about this.
  • April 30 at 5:22 PM
    Reduce and reuse always come before recycle. 
  • April 30 at 5:21 PM
    Rather than stuff, how about experience? Instead of giving gifts, how about the gift of an experience - an afternoon at a museum or movie, a walk to the ice cream store, a special trip for kids or grandkids.
  • April 30 at 5:20 PM
    I waste very little, but my household tosses a lot of food that is bad or past its date. All of this is now funneled to the chickens and/or the compost piles.
  • April 30 at 5:19 PM
    Trash. Thanks to our friends wind and water, trash anywhere ends up in the local creeks, on to the rivers and the oceans. I carry a trash bag on every walk and pick up the trash that seems to be everywhere - moving it into nearby trashcans rather than streams. I also reduce my own trash by avoiding plastic and reusing containers.
  • April 30 at 4:04 PM
    Years ago, when I planted my first herb garden, I discovered the dill was being eaten by big striped caterpillars. I didn't know what they were and my twenty-something self thought they were frighteningly cool. Years later, I learned that they were black swallowtail caterpillars. Now, I plant lots of dill so that we ALL have plenty. I consider...

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