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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Ashley Andreason

Chick-Fil-8

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 580 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    25
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    605
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    204
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Ashley's Actions

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Take Control

Both systemic and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

SIGN UP TO VOTE

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 12
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Reduce refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY 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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Ashley Andreason 4/07/2021 8:02 AM
    All of these interact with one another when you are personally healthier, your community and environment are healthier as well. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Ashley Andreason 4/07/2021 8:01 AM
    I personally feel like I am getting in a better habit of eating healthier and smarter. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Ashley Andreason 4/06/2021 2:54 PM
    Focusing on the simple things helps center yourself and focus on where you can make improvements. 
  • 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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    Ashley Andreason 4/06/2021 2:53 PM
    One thing I can do is to provide some of my spare time volunteering in my community.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Ashley Andreason 4/06/2021 2:51 PM
    I started using a travel cup for water. It helps holding me accountable on "do I really need a water bottle or can I use a cup"? Continuing to carry my travel cup with me everywhere I can use filtered water instead of getting a plastic bottle.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Ashley Andreason 4/06/2021 2:48 PM
    I started using metal straws to avoid the waste, I like to think I am making an impact on the waste products in the ocean. #SaveTheTurtles
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

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    Ashley Andreason 4/06/2021 2:41 PM
    I have noticed I am more alert with centering myself and not have any distractions through out the day.
  • 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 reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. 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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    Ashley Andreason 4/01/2021 6:11 AM
    It's really easy for me to stop on my way to work and get breakfast and coffee and getting a cup from the place I stop. It makes me feel good knowing I am beginning to be mindful of that and use my own cups. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Ashley Andreason 4/01/2021 6:08 AM
    A way that I incorporate spending time with friends is by going to the gym with them and working out together, holding each other accountable. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community SIGN UP TO VOTE
    Why is voting important to creating a just, sustainable, and thriving world? In what other ways can you actively participate in important decision-making?

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    Ashley Andreason 4/01/2021 6:06 AM
    Voting is important so each of our voices and opinions are heard. Getting involved in your community is an active way to ensure you are included in decision making.