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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Audrey Wronski

Carlisle HERD

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 770 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    153
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    985
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    39
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    820
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    585
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    16
    pounds
    waste composted

Audrey's Actions

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products

I will spend 60 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 20
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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

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

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 19
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

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 16
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Audrey Wronski 4/21/2021 12:18 PM
    There are so many.  But plastic has become one that I can't shift my focus from.  I think the nature of how quick we are to throw away things is concerning.  We don't fix things- and why would we... it's made of crappy plastic.  
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/21/2021 6:17 AM
    VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!  And did I mention, vote?!  In addition to voting for candidates who will push for climate action, I write to my representatives to advocate environmental protection and climate action!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products
    To what extent do environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/20/2021 8:12 AM
    I've recently learned a lot about how air quality can effect health.  And how there can be air quality issues that are harder to notice.  Once I got more in tune with air quality issues in the are, I would start to notice that there were some days I felt rather lethargic or quicker to get winded, and they were often correlated with poor air quality days.  
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/20/2021 8:10 AM
    Natural gas and nuclear are the two biggest sources, followed by coal. From what I can find my area uses around 6% renewables.  The positives are that the nuclear energy won't release CO2 or particulate matter.  The coal certainly is not good for air quality or CO2 emissions
  • 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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    Audrey Wronski 4/20/2021 8:01 AM
    I'm don't really know for sure, but I think one of the biggest would be pollution.  Runoff from agriculture, which is big here, as well as runoff from impervious surfaces.  it all contributes to contamination downstream and in the Chesapeake bay.  
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/20/2021 7:58 AM
    Hiking is a great form of exercise which always leaves me feeling more alert.  It also is time away from screens which helps in so many ways too.  
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you stay in -- whether your hometown or your campus community? In what ways is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/15/2021 11:27 AM
    Carlisle is my hometown and I teach at CHS which was my school.  I know the school well and can really compare what it WAS like to what it is like.  I also find that I've learned a lot more about the town as an adult and see it in a new way since moving back here a few years ago 
  • 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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    Audrey Wronski 4/15/2021 11:26 AM
    I think my first step is paying closer attention to my energy bills so that I really take in how much I'm truly saving by making these changes.  Then I'll probably use the money for even more energy saving strategies.  
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/15/2021 11:25 AM
    One of my favorite forms of exercise is hiking.  I get good leg work outs, some cardio, and can socialize with friends or play with my dog while hiking.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/12/2021 10:23 AM
    Covid exposed a lot of ugly truths about how the meat industry treats its workers, not to mention the animals.  I find that when I cook for myself, I use very little meat but its become such a habit when eating out or cooking for others.  I thin this is evidence of being in a wealthy country.  My habit that is mindless is an expensive commodity elsewhere.