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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Mirella Bennett

KCIA GREEN TEAM

""A champion is defined, not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall""

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 628 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,400
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    42
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

Mirella's Actions

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 10 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 40 minute(s)

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Mirella Bennett 10/24/2018 1:10 PM
    This challenge was very fun. :)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join my Neighborhood Association
    How can your community support inclusive decision making?

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    Mirella Bennett 10/23/2018 1:17 PM
    My community can support inclusive decision making by having more options that are free. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

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    Mirella Bennett 10/23/2018 1:11 PM
    The implications of access to nutritious food for a community are that farmer's markets happen, farmers work hard and, people use good food in their foods. (Not just junk foods)
  • 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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    Mirella Bennett 10/19/2018 12:50 PM
    I had a ton of homework so I don't really care when i'm not on my phone. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

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    Mirella Bennett 10/19/2018 12:47 PM
    Organic farming can feed most of the world and it tastes good. 
  • 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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    Mirella Bennett 10/19/2018 12:47 PM
    I will still be able to make it so i'm not as chilly but its easier to use.  
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media is a great way to keep us connected with loved ones, makes us laugh, and helps us to learn new things. It can also take more time than we realize or intend to give. After doing this action for a few days now, how do you feel? What do you notice?

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    Mirella Bennett 10/18/2018 12:34 PM
    I like doing this because I have homework so I don't really care when i'm not on social media.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk
    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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    Mirella Bennett 10/18/2018 12:32 PM
    I like taking a walk for a little bit every day because I love the polluted environment and the smell of gas. 

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      Lora Jones 10/20/2018 7:58 PM
      Great point! Can't wait for the winter rain to come and clean out the air.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Mirella Bennett 10/18/2018 12:29 PM
    I use shopping bags a bunch but i'm trying to reuse them more. 

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    Mirella Bennett 10/11/2018 12:35 PM
    I'm so excited to start these challenges! and earn 5 points