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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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LeAnn Witters

CCM

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 399 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    189
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    donations
    made
  • up to
    665
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    333
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    2,190
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,010
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1
    water collection systems
    installed
  • up to
    22
    whole food meals
    consumed

LeAnn 's Actions

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 8
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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 60 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 20 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 11
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 15 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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Ecochallenge.org or another nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 8
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Water Collect Rain Water
    Trace the water that flows down the drain from your house to the largest body of water nearby. What is the route it takes?

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    LeAnn Witters 4/05/2021 12:18 PM
    I live near a creek, so my water flows to that.  I have a street grate outside my house, I do my best to keep it clean of debris and waste by picking it out of the street before it gets to the grate.  Trying to keep the water clear of others nasty trash.  
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    LeAnn Witters 4/05/2021 12:03 PM
    Checking for eco friendly packaging, with less plastic and more recyclable material is something that I have noticed myself looking at.  If I cannot recycle it, reuse it or burn it appropriately, then I have been asking myself if I really need it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    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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    LeAnn Witters 4/05/2021 12:00 PM
    Plastic wrap and plastic baggies, I have purchased reusable bags and reusable bees wax paper.  Both have cut down on my waste in just one week.  Both products are also good for multiple uses as well as the beeswax paper is biodegradable.  
  • 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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    LeAnn Witters 4/05/2021 11:54 AM
    Unplugging unused electronics and appliances is a good way to start.  If you dont use the toaster every day, unplug it.  Get in the habit of unplugging things when they are not in use and it can go a long way. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Food Lifestyle
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this assertion?

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    LeAnn Witters 3/30/2021 1:44 PM
    Being part of Weight Watchers, they urge you to eat whole foods and less processed.  I have found it does take a while to get used to it, but your body does thank you for less junk! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    LeAnn Witters 3/30/2021 1:42 PM
    I have always helped others can, but this year I would like to try it myself and can tomatoes, green beans, possibly some peaches.  Maybe learn how to make jam!