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April 1 - April 21, 2022
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Grace Pak

Carlisle HERD

"Go Herd! Go Green!"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 895 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    55
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • UP TO
    55
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    34
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    685
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    4
    hours
    volunteered

Grace'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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 20 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

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

UNCOMPLETED
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Engage In Active Listening

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 10 conversations.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Research Restorative Justice

I will spend 20 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 20 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Host A Watch Party

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 21
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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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?

UNCOMPLETED
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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 20 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Grace Pak 4/21/2022 7:43 PM
    Mindful eating really helped me this month. I thought more about each bite I was taking and ate more slowly.  This is definitely better for digestion, and it helped me to stop when I was full rather than automatically finishing my whole plate.  
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Grace Pak 4/21/2022 7:40 PM
    Practicing gratitude this month allowed me to focus on the good things, even if they were little.  Sometimes it feels like everything is bad and gloom and doom, but picking up on all the little good things made life overall seem happier.  
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community Host A Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Grace Pak 4/21/2022 7:37 PM
    David Attenborough's documentary, A Life on Our Planet, really emphasized the environmental impact that our overpopulation of the planet has had.  Watching the videos of forests being cut down and replaced by oil palms was really disappointing.  Additionally, the clip of the seals falling off the cliff was devastating.  It really made me want to do more for the environment.  
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Use Public Transit
    The US spends roughly 20% of its federal budget on defense. In contrast, 2% goes to education, 20% goes to social security and just 3% goes to transportation infrastructure. Do these numbers surprise you at all? Why or why not? How would you adjust them if you could?

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    Grace Pak 4/21/2022 7:31 PM
    I personally think way too much money goes toward defense.  If more went toward transportation and infrastructure, we could make our country more sustainable.  Additionally, if we allotted the money to education, we could increase access to quality education.  Then (hopefully) more people would learn about the environmental impacts of their actions and how to improve them.  
  • 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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    Grace Pak 4/21/2022 7:24 PM
    There are definitely more easy things I could be doing to reduce my footprint.  I want to continue to turn lights off and shut my laptop down.  I didn't realize how much of an impact it had just to leave your laptop not shut down even if it was off and not being used.  I also want to unplug more devices and lights so they are not taking energy while not being used.  

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    Grace Pak 4/21/2022 7:17 PM
    Earth Day really snuck up on me this year!  I wish I would have had more time to complete more one time actions, but my goal is to continue them throughout the year.  

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    Grace Pak 4/01/2022 8:11 PM
    So glad we're doing the EcoChallenge again this year! Keep up the good work everyone, and go herd!