October 3 - October 24, 2018

Robin Donoho

Mayo Clinic in Florida

"Leave our world better than we found it and a gift for our children."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 531 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    66
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    44
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    being mindful

Challenges

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 5 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 20 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    Robin Donoho 10/21/2018 7:57 AM
    The easiest way is not always the best way.  Halloween is a perfect example.  Your child wants to be a superhero and wants the costume from the cataloge .  With a little bit of creativity, you can pull items from your closet, buy a few inexpensive items at the dollar store, and make an amazing superhero that your child can help create and will be a unique and undoubtedly a better costume then you would have bought.  You've saved yourself money, avoided purchasing a disposable garment, and returned simplicity to the household
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Robin Donoho 10/19/2018 4:03 AM
    I keep my A/C at a steady 80 degrees  so there is less adjusting, keep blinds down during the day while I'm working to insulate, turn off the computer when away, do laundry only with full loads, and use the oven sparingly.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Robin Donoho 10/17/2018 1:21 PM
    I am trying to invest more time in what I'm thankful for.  That can be the little things like the smell of freshly cut grass or the big things like my sister being one year post cancer.  Everyday there is something wonderful that happens if we just take the time to stop and think.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Robin Donoho 10/15/2018 1:59 PM
    the biggest barrier to using water bottles is the availability of fountains to refill them when you are out.  When traveling overseas, there are plentiful fountains in the community  to refill consumers personal water bottles.   The water is always fresh and cold, so there is no need to purchase water bottles. (In fact, there are very few sold in other countries)  We need to be more proactive in doing the same in our own country

  • Robin Donoho 10/09/2018 7:30 AM
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    I want to go out to dinner, I need to pay my electric bill.

  • Robin Donoho 10/08/2018 2:16 PM
    On my way to Publilx, totbags in hand!  (I collect canvas tote bags when I travel, so my groceries look very colorful when I check out

  • Robin Donoho 10/07/2018 7:41 PM
    with the start of a little bit cooler weather, I've been able to turn off my A/C completely!  Lots of energy saved.  

  • Robin Donoho 10/04/2018 6:07 PM
    Skipping the straw has been the easiest challenge, I started doing this several months ago and still enjoy my beverages just as much!

  • Robin Donoho 10/03/2018 3:40 PM
    I volunteer my time and resources to North Florida Land Trust.  A area non-profit, their mission is to preserve our land for future generations. They do this through land donation, acquisition and other strategies. Growing up, my parents always planted at least one tree every year to give back to the environment, I believe i am continuing their mission in my own way
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