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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Janelle Blake

Sustainable Saints

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 464 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    74
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    204
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    4,080
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    360
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    510
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    32
    minutes
    spent learning

Janelle's Actions

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not working or studying.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 120 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 12 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Janelle Blake 10/07/2018 12:16 PM
    This is something I always do and have done for years. Now if I could just convince my son to do the same.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Disconnect from Email
    Notice how much time you were spending checking email away from work and make note of that. Now that you have stepped away from it and have not been checking, what changes are you noticing in your thoughts, use of time, stress and energy levels?

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    Janelle Blake 10/07/2018 12:16 PM
    Juggling multiple email accounts can be a challenge. Work, personal, professional and business. I can easily go down a rabbit hole especially with my personal account. I try and use the sweep feature as much as possible and just let it go.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Disconnect from Email
    Notice how much time you were spending checking email away from work and make note of that. Now that you have stepped away from it and have not been checking, what changes are you noticing in your thoughts, use of time, stress and energy levels?

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    Janelle Blake 10/07/2018 12:16 PM
    Juggling multiple email accounts can be a challenge. Work, personal, professional and business. I can easily go down a rabbit hole especially with my personal account. I try and use the sweep feature as much as possible and just let it go.
  • 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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    Janelle Blake 10/07/2018 12:14 PM
    This is something I am always trying to improve on. I love technology and love learning new things through research on the internet. I am spending more time creatively and trying to focus on disconnecting more.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Janelle Blake 10/07/2018 12:13 PM
    As well as practicing Sun Salutation, and longer yoga practices when I can I also spend a minimum of 15-30 minutes a day practicing mindfulness, gratitude and meditation daily. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

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    Janelle Blake 10/07/2018 12:11 PM
    This is something I do every single day. I have always been a lover of sunsets and have 100s of photos of beautiful skies that I have loved and tried to capture. They are never quite as glorious though.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Janelle Blake 10/07/2018 12:10 PM
    I already can and bake my own bread. I recently purchased an InstantPot and am learning how to prep some weekly meals with it for my son and I. I am also learning how to pickle/ferment some new foods.
  • 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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    Janelle Blake 10/07/2018 12:08 PM
    This is something that I always do, as well as hanging clothes to dry.