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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Angie Fernandez Barone

Dickinson Green Devils 2021

"Making a difference, step by step, day by day!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 995 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    44
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    279
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    238
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Angie's 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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 5
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

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 12
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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 20 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:07 AM
    I now have a collection of reusable bags--including mesh bags for vegetables--organized in the trunk of my car so that they are on hand whenever I stop at the store!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:06 AM
    I live close to work so this goal was really about planning so that multiple errands could be completed in the same trip, reducing the number of times and length of time that I'm driving.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more unnecessary things in the future?

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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:06 AM
    Spending time almost daily on decluttering and cleaning has made a huge difference in my home!!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:05 AM
    This goal was harder than I'd expected--I didn't realize how many meals I was eating on the run or at my computer!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:05 AM
    My garden is planned--for pots on the sunny, southern side of my home--and will be accompanied by a sign that says "need veggies? help yourself!" 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:04 AM
    I'm committed to this being a daily practice evermore!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How can we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:03 AM
    Each morning, I've been strolling through my yard, stopping to give thanks for the beautiful things beginning to grow there and for the warmer temperatures and the beautiful sky above. It is the perfect start to my day!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation
    How can practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation be helpful to the health of the environment?

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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:02 AM
    This goal, together with practicing gratitude for the earth, has led me to create a morning routine outside that I'm finding so valuable!
  • 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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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:01 AM
    It's a little too early to plant but I've prepped my pots, enriched the soil and planned for the particular plants I'll be putting in them in the next few weeks!
  • 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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    Angie Fernandez Barone 4/21/2021 5:00 AM
    This simple step--which took no effort at all--has really added up!