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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Patricia Buffington

Carlisle HERD

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 260 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    3
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Patricia's Actions

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 2
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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:44 AM
    I see more people that I get to interact with and get to know in different ways.
  • 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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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:44 AM
    Fruits and vegetables provide my body natural sugars and what I need.  Decreasing the meat I consume, will help my heart be healthier.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:43 AM
    I try to get at least 6 hours of sleep.  When I am lucky to get more that is great.  As I am getting older, I find that I do not have a solid amount of sleep due to personal issues.  I try to make sure I provide myself time to relax when I can.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:41 AM
    Walking my dogs, It is peaceful when I do it by myself or with others.  I enjoy the outside and it is important to get the fresh air :)
  • 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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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:41 AM
    We have started to plan out door walks with small groups of friends at different times to see more of our friends in a safe environment, as well as helping everyone to have healthier habits.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:40 AM
    Being appreciative to those around you, helps everyone stay more positive and motivated to work better together.  We are in this together and together, we will be stronger.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for using every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable (including the skins, tops, stalks, etc.) during your next meal prep?

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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:38 AM
    Creating a compost for food items to be reused in my garden.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Food Lifestyle
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this assertion?

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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:38 AM
    The healthier I eat, the less I need to worry about artificial items being placed in my body.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:37 AM
    I try to remember to unplug unused items so they do not pull on the electricity.

    I try to make minimal trips in my car, so that I am not wasting time or gas.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Patricia Buffington 4/05/2021 8:36 AM
    At my house, we have converted to solar about 2 years ago.  We are making a conscience effort to save electricity.