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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Kim Fagan

The Hartford Environmental Action Team (HEAT)

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,072 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    420
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    14
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    8
    hours
    volunteered

Kim's Actions

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 15 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 8 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

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

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  • Kim Fagan's avatar
    Kim Fagan 10/24/2018 12:37 PM
    I felt really great about this challenge, hopefully we helped save the world for a few more generations!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

    Kim Fagan's avatar
    Kim Fagan 10/23/2018 2:25 PM
    Thinking creatively could help us by, opening our minds and thinking out the box for some of the big problems we go through everyday
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How can we start shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one?

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    Kim Fagan 10/23/2018 2:22 PM
    I believe the prices of fresh fruits and vegetables contribute to this. Fresh produce is expensive compared to certain types of meat. Not to mention, Fast food also plays a part in that as well. Americans like things done fast, so fast food is a quick option where food is concerned. Also, you could probably purchase a double cheeseburger for just $2.00, but a bag of apples with run you $3-4.00
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspire you the most?

    Kim Fagan's avatar
    Kim Fagan 10/23/2018 1:34 PM
    Being able to support local farmers means a lot to me
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

    Kim Fagan's avatar
    Kim Fagan 10/22/2018 1:15 PM
    In communities where nutritious foods aren't readily available, you can see the impact in the people. More people will be overweight and suffer from a multitude of health issues.
  • 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?

    Kim Fagan's avatar
    Kim Fagan 10/22/2018 1:10 PM
    I actually pay attention to this information on my energy bill. They actually give you tips and suggestions on lowering how much energy your using. So, look over your energy bills each season to see what they're suggesting  
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

    Kim Fagan's avatar
    Kim Fagan 10/19/2018 2:29 PM
    Indiana is affected by the season changes. There seems to be little to no fall going directly from summer to winter. Fall seems to only last a few days to a week now, in the future we may literally have no fall at all.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

    Kim Fagan's avatar
    Kim Fagan 10/19/2018 2:26 PM
    It will help regulate the heating and cooling, leaving no need to adjust.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Use an Energy Meter
    How can you make your home more energy efficient?

    Kim Fagan's avatar
    Kim Fagan 10/19/2018 2:10 PM
    Replacing your light bulbs with energy efficient ones, unplugging unused devices, and  wash your clothes in cold water 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    Kim Fagan's avatar
    Kim Fagan 10/19/2018 2:08 PM
    You can use your creativity to find new ways to store items, and also how to use things multiple ways to help cut down on clutter.