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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Audrey Crocker

Carlisle HERD

"Throughout this challenge, I hope to pick up some new habits that will contribute to keeping our earth healthy."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 252 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    8
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    195
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    7
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    water collection systems
    installed

Audrey's Actions

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 5
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

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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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?

    Audrey Crocker's avatar
    Audrey Crocker 4/23/2021 5:55 AM
    I determined my top three core values by determining what was most important in a person (in my opinion.) My core values are integrity, maturity, and responsibility.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Audrey Crocker's avatar
    Audrey Crocker 4/23/2021 5:50 AM
    I would like to invest more time reflecting on the amount of waste I produce and how I can minimize it.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

    Audrey Crocker's avatar
    Audrey Crocker 4/23/2021 5:49 AM
    When you feel your best mentally and physically, you are more able to reach out to your community and help others.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Audrey Crocker's avatar
    Audrey Crocker 4/23/2021 5:46 AM
    Spending more time outdoors helps clear our minds and take a break from the rush of our day-to-day activities.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

    Audrey Crocker's avatar
    Audrey Crocker 4/23/2021 5:42 AM
    Watching the sunset can be a way of seeing the beauty in the larger world around us; it is a celebration.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

    Audrey Crocker's avatar
    Audrey Crocker 4/01/2021 10:54 AM
    The Tapping Solution is a great app to help relieve anxiety and stress without eating up a large chuck of your day!