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April 1 - April 21, 2022
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Linda Gannon

Carlisle Construction Materials

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 755 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    420
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    420
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    19
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    540
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • UP TO
    35
    whole food meals
    consumed

Linda's actions

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 20 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 5 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 20 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

COMPLETED
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

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Linda Gannon 4/21/2022 8:14 AM
    For me, meditating is sometimes just taking a step back and focusing on the bigger picture of what I want to accomplish in the day (instead of getting caught up in the stress of the commute, or a minor annoyance that is just temporary). Reminding myself what is truly important. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Go For A Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Linda Gannon 4/20/2022 5:06 AM
    If I have a difficult issue or am in a stressful situation, going for a quick walk can help defuse and reset my feelings about the situation. I come back with a clearer mind and a calmer mindset. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Linda Gannon 4/19/2022 5:20 AM
    I've been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, as it's better for the environment and my health. When I eat meat, I try really hard not to be wasteful of it, as something gave its life for that meal. That means portion control, meal planning and proper food storage. That also means we waste less resources on food that would just be thrown away.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Linda Gannon 4/19/2022 5:16 AM
    When you walk through a neighborhood you can appreciate all the small details, the landscaping, the different personalized features, such as a unique mailbox... and you see way more critters... cats peeking out of windows... bunnies! Delightful things that you cant appreciate as much when driving. 

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      Kevin Young 4/19/2022 6:52 AM
      Especially this time of year there are so many new smells because  of the trees and flowers blooming!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Linda Gannon 4/19/2022 5:14 AM
    Eating foods that are regional and indigenous is better for the local communities and environment. This often offers more nutritional variety. Countries and regions no longer have to rely on one "foreign" source of a food, adding to transportation, and costs. Communities tend to become more invested in local commerce when they are able to grow and cultivate their own food sources. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Linda Gannon 4/19/2022 5:10 AM
    I know it's cliched to say be positive, but when you look for the good in the day, you find more of the good. Reflecting on what we have, how far we've come, and the potential to do better is inspiring and uplifting. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Linda Gannon 4/18/2022 8:26 AM
    It's refreshing to get outside. The air is often cleaner, fresher, and now during spring, you get to smell all the blossoming trees. My neighbors have chickens and it's a delight when they venture into our yard. 
  • 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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    Linda Gannon 4/18/2022 8:06 AM
    This is def true! When you see retirees that consciously make efforts to stay active and eat healthy, you can tell the difference in their mobility and overall health. It's scary to be pill dependent due to the rising cost of health care. If something can be managed with diet and exercise, that is def preferred. But it def takes work to educate yourself and implement lots of these changes. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    Linda Gannon 4/18/2022 8:03 AM
    Since we are so electronics and screen driven with data, it's hard to know what to do once you put your screens down. I was able to tackle some home projects (painting/renovation) and a craft project (crochet scarf) that i had been putting off for some time. 
  • 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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    Linda Gannon 4/18/2022 8:00 AM
    Since almost everything is accessible electronically, paper statements have become irrelevant. Going paperless has saved me the hassle of dealing with excess mail, or statements that I may have to shred. Plus electronic data is easier to 'search' and store. I try to reduce as much as possible, because that's one less thing for me to have to manage in my home.