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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Samantha Hawk

CCM

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 670 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    23
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    845
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    258
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,238
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    68
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    66
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    420
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Samantha's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 2 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 21
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 21
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 21
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

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 2 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 4 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 21
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

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Samantha Hawk 4/15/2021 8:25 PM
    When you take care of the environment it can make your community look well and in turn make yourself feel well.

  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Samantha Hawk 4/14/2021 8:33 PM
    Sometimes we do go though drought periods. I find by gathering rain water in barrels I can still water my garden without worry of running the well dry.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Samantha Hawk 4/14/2021 8:30 PM
    I do use Styrofoam coffee cups. Could replace them with a insulated reusable coffee mug.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Samantha Hawk 4/14/2021 8:27 PM
    I am lucky enough to have well water at home. I enjoy my water and use it for everything. I keep water jugs in the refrigerator. I can just refill my reusable glass and enjoy instead of drinking bottled water.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Samantha Hawk 4/14/2021 8:19 PM
    Always grateful for each and everyday. Also praise God for each and everyday. Keeps me on the positive side of most everything.
  • 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?

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    Samantha Hawk 4/05/2021 8:23 AM
    Enjoyed the sunset on a newly purchased piece of property an the river. Very nice!!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and/or touch?

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    Samantha Hawk 4/05/2021 8:20 AM
    Spent the day walking some newly purchased property. Saw several eagle and wildlife.
  • 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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    Samantha Hawk 4/05/2021 8:16 AM
    Enjoyed working outside in the nice weather picking up and cleaning up the yard. Good for the mind and 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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    Samantha Hawk 4/01/2021 12:00 PM
    Keep lights off, turn the furnace down,recycle.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Samantha Hawk 4/01/2021 11:55 AM
    I have river property and plan to work on this area. There are others who have stayed on the property and have not left it the way they should have.