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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Michele Warren

Dickinson Green Devils 2021

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 360 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    139
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    230
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    250
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    764
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Michele's Actions

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 7
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

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 6
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.

Uncompleted
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

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    Michele Warren 4/21/2021 7:44 AM
    I have so appreciated this experience! Participating in this EcoChallenge has definitely made me more aware of opportunities to do more to conserve resources and focus on positivity and working towards a healthier work-life balance. I am grateful1

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    Michele Warren 4/17/2021 12:17 PM
    I am grateful for my coworkers who inspire me daily to commit to more sustainable activities daily.
    I am grateful for my two dogs - they love me so much and their cuddles are fantastic stress-relievers!
    I am grateful for my family and the love we share!

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    Michele Warren 4/16/2021 9:14 AM
    Happy Friday Everyone - keep up the good work!

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    Michele Warren 4/15/2021 1:55 PM
    As part of my now daily healthy habits (inspired by participation in this challenge), I have switched to drinking green tea in the afternoons instead of coffee.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Michele Warren 4/15/2021 1:54 PM
    Acknowledging things that you are grateful for, no matter how small, creates positive energy and a positive attitude. When we feel good about ourselves, we are more eager to "do the right thing" for others and our planet!

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    Michele Warren 4/14/2021 8:25 AM
    I am really enjoining my daily commitment to these measures. I still need to focus on some of my one-time actions and am hopeful and can get to the rest of those on the weekend. I feel inspired and a sense of "making a difference" even with my small daily actions.

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    Michele Warren 4/10/2021 11:35 AM
    Sticking with the daily actions I have chosen is proving to be pretty easy so far -- and very rewarding! I am still working on my one-time actions and need to commit to each of those and take action in the next week. This feels so good!