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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Krista Gonzalez

CCM

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 601 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    23
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    465
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    93
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Krista's Actions

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 30 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 7
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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 15 minute(s)

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
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 4
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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go For A Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Krista Gonzalez 4/08/2021 5:36 AM
    I feel stronger, more relaxed, and revived. It's easy to forget how much we all need a break from work or whatever is going on around us.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    Krista Gonzalez 4/06/2021 9:22 AM
    It's never too hard to find other activities since I'm on a computer all day for work. I love to read, exercise, spend time walking outside, and tending to our yard and garden.  Our family also loves board games so we do this quite a bit. 
  • 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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    Krista Gonzalez 4/06/2021 9:18 AM
    I grow fruits, veggies and flowers in patio containers at our house. It's much easier to maintain and keeps them away from most critters (although not groundhogs who have knocked them over). 
  • 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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    Krista Gonzalez 4/06/2021 9:16 AM
    Turning off lights, computers, monitors which are the biggest items left on at our house.  We also use programmable thermostats which help to not run more cooling/heating than what we need when we typically aren't here or asleep.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four in the US spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Krista Gonzalez 4/06/2021 9:11 AM
    It doesn't surprise me at all. My family has a way to go with reducing our food waste. I have found what helps is to plan meals and freezing items before they go bad. I would much rather use that money for vacation!