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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Jessica Bajorinas

Dickinson Green Devils 2021

"I hope to develop more sustainable practices and be more environmentally conscious through this challenge."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 648 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    335
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    377
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    268
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Jessica's Actions

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

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

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 15 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 11
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

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 45 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Jessica Bajorinas 4/18/2021 6:28 PM
    It is important to know my own values in order to act according to them which will benefit me now and in the future.
  • 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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    Jessica Bajorinas 4/12/2021 9:24 AM
    It is important to vote and make my voice heard!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Jessica Bajorinas 4/04/2021 2:09 PM
    I walked along a beautiful trail and saw some blue mountains stretching across the land, with some friends.  It was a wonderful challenge and an exciting way to reconnect with nature :)
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Jessica Bajorinas 4/03/2021 8:12 AM
    I never thought using just cold water to do laundry would save so much energy!  I grew up sorting laundry and doing separate temperature washes but this is even easier for me to just do cold washes.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Jessica Bajorinas 4/02/2021 3:07 PM
    It was inspiring to see the community collaboration to grow food to support their families and reconnect with the Earth.  This is a very codependent and sustainable practice.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Jessica Bajorinas 4/02/2021 9:39 AM
    The clutter of advertisements and paper bank statements has become unnecessary to the point of wasteful, especially with online statements.  I feel much better having reduced the amount of mail I have had to throw away (if it's glossy and can't be recycled etc).
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Jessica Bajorinas 4/02/2021 9:22 AM
    Planted some basil and garlic!!