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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Lindsey Soltan

Chick-Fil-8

"My mission should I chose to accept it is to help this world better for the future generations. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 782 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    152
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    27
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    14
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    440
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    119
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Lindsey's Actions

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

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 13
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

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 13
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
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

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 15
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

Community

SIGN UP TO VOTE

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Lindsey Soltan 4/17/2021 10:52 AM
    I wish I was creative enough to be able to get everything done that needed to be done. 2 more weeks and I graduate so that means I have more time on my hands. 

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    Lindsey Soltan 4/13/2021 5:16 AM
    A busy week means that most of my challenges will be hard to meet, especially the sleep challenge. 

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    Lindsey Soltan 4/11/2021 3:03 PM
    Just learned that you can go back and check in for some of the days that you might have missed. Great for those that get to unplug over the weekend!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Lindsey Soltan 4/08/2021 9:34 AM
    sometimes what we consider the easiest option isn't always the simple option. Using creativity can allow us to come with something that might work in more than one way. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Lindsey Soltan 4/08/2021 9:12 AM
    My self care comes in the form of reading, taking a bath and having quiet time. 
  • 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?

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    Lindsey Soltan 4/05/2021 7:43 AM
    I usually just push myself to move foward, when things get too bad I talk it through with someone. Divide and conquer if needed. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint? What changes did you make or will you make?

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    Lindsey Soltan 4/05/2021 7:40 AM
    We had an energy audit done on our house not too long ago. The biggest issue we had is the doors had lost some of the seals. This needs to be replaced. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Lindsey Soltan 4/05/2021 7:33 AM
    I hate getting mail that I know I will end up throwing away. We put most of the mail we get in a bin for our fireplace. It allows us to destroy the items and gives us what we need to start a fire if needed. Most of our bills are paperless. 
  • 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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    Lindsey Soltan 4/05/2021 7:31 AM
    I am not a fan of tap water but I already do use reusable water bottles and instead of buying bottled water bottles for the family, we have a subscription to ozarka. They deliver 5 gal jugs of water each month. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Lindsey Soltan 4/05/2021 7:30 AM
    I already do use reusable cups. The only thing that I use that is not reusable is a straw and paper plates.