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April 1 - April 21, 2022
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Nathan Winning

Carlisle Construction Materials

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 944 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    330
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    601
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    6.1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • UP TO
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    19
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • UP TO
    7
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    14
    organic meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    45
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    32
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    820
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • UP TO
    1
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    1,296
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Nathan's 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 19
DAILY 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

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gal (56 L) of water a day or 450 gal (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 3 conversations.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

SIGN UP TO VOTE

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 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

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

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 15 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 16
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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products

I will spend 15 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

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 10 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

COMPLETED
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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 14
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

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 20
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
    Community Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:50 PM
    It was very emotional and difficult to both hear and say the things being said.  But it allowed both of us to grow, learn, and have a goal to work towards afterwards.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES
    How is equality for trans, femme, and nonbinary people important to a just and sustainable society?

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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:49 PM
    People need to be treated as people and celebrated for who they are and what they do.  The more we focus on the petty things that differ among us the more divided we become,  When we become divided we lose our progress to a better world.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community SIGN UP TO VOTE
    Why is voting important to creating a just, sustainable, and thriving world? In what other ways can you actively participate in important decision-making?

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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:47 PM
    Voting is absolutely crucial in the current environment to choose representatives that care about the future of our world and not just the short term gains of our greedy capitalistic oligarchs.
  • 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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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:46 PM
    Use money savings to upgrade my 20 year old AC unit to a newer more efficient model to further enhance my savings and reduce energy usage.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:45 PM
    Significantly reduce my utility bills by making the heating/cooling only occur when I'm home and it's needed.  Also reviews my usage to encourage using a little less heating or a little less cooling to be more efficient.

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      Kevin Young 4/21/2022 5:01 PM
      I love my Nest Thermostat, i can change the temp in my house from 3000 miles away!  I also like the usage tracking reports i get from it
  • 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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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:44 PM
    Reduce overall power usage in my home being using more energy efficient systems and minimizing the usage of HVAC
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Visit A Local Farm
    How do our current food growing and manufacturing processes affect our future and the future of Earth?

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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:43 PM
    Farms can make plenty of food if done well.  We need to encourage sustainability rather than short term profits using harmful things like pesticides, single crop farms, and large factory farms.
  • 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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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:42 PM
    Replacing harsh chemicals and using more natural alternatives has helped with my skin sensitivity issues.  I have less rashes and problems after using the new things.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:40 PM
    Nature helps calm my mind and refocus on things that are important.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Nathan Winning 4/21/2022 1:39 PM
    Conversations with my loved ones helped me focus on what was important to me personally and important to my future goals with my family and those I care about.