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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Sarah Gouker

CCM

"To keep the earth alive longer!"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 293 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    134
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    1
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    35
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • UP TO
    135
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    2
    organic meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    5
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • UP TO
    1
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    51
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    whole food meal
    consumed

Sarah's actions

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with durable non-plastic options.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Health

Know My health

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Host A Watch Party

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

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

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 10 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 10 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 2
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

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

UNCOMPLETED
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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

    Sarah Gouker's avatar
    Sarah Gouker 4/09/2021 7:54 AM
    I could invest in buying products that have sustainable packaging, along with making sure to increase extra waste. Example: use a washable plate or bowl instead of a paper plate/bowl. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Sarah Gouker 4/09/2021 7:49 AM
    I practice self care by making sure that I set aside time every week for myself. I use that time to do activities I enjoy or things that help me be the best whole person I can be. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Sarah Gouker 4/09/2021 7:48 AM
    I would say that we can. Sustainable and organic farming can provide all of the nutrients that we need to survive. 
  • 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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    Sarah Gouker 4/09/2021 7:46 AM
    I plan to take that money and put it back into my house to keep making more upgrades to make my house more energy efficient. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community Host A Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Sarah Gouker 4/09/2021 7:45 AM
    I learned about sustainable farming. It was an eye-opening experience to see farmers engaging in the natural process of growing crops and raising animals without pesticides, chemicals, or technology that leaves an imprint on the earth! It has shown me to be more mindful of where I purchase my produce and meats from to make sure I support these farmers.