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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Kelsey Behm

EcoINL

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 334 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Kelsey's Actions

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 5 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 15
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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

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    Kelsey Behm 10/08/2018 11:30 AM
    I skipped on the daily coffee shop purchase for the last two days. Sticking to the coffee pot at work which is free, also doesn't have all of the sugar and carbs of my usually purchased drink. I also made better choices while grocery shopping, making a grocery list and limited the amount of items I bought that weren't on it.
  • 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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    Kelsey Behm 10/08/2018 11:27 AM
    I did some research and found that most of our electricity is made from hydro, almost 50%. The second leading producer is still carbon.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Kelsey Behm 10/03/2018 2:02 PM
    That makes me cringe. I could pay off my car 2 years earlier if I could use that money instead of wasting it on groceries that we throw away. Using Tupperware instead of plastic bags will also save me money each week and it will reduce the amount of waste each day.
  • 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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    Kelsey Behm 10/03/2018 1:58 PM
    I can uplug several lamps in my home along with my laptop plug in. I can update the last few light bulbs in my home with energy efficient light bulbs. I can make sure our lights outside of our house are turned off during the day.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- 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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    Kelsey Behm 10/01/2018 5:54 AM

    I updated my last paper bill account to paperless. I no longer receive monthly bills in the mail. All of them are emailed to me. I shred any items that can not be sent by email, I need to start taking the shred bin to the recycling when it is full instead of throwing it in the trash.