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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Johanna Ficatier

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 977 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    46
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    72
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    48
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    660
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Johanna's Actions

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 15 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 60 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Join my Neighborhood Association
    How can your community support inclusive decision making?

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/24/2018 9:29 AM
    through neighborhood associations, everyone has more access to a network, more opportunities to share information (receive information and express opinions on problems that matter to us), and thus it helps with more inclusive decision making.

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/24/2018 8:44 AM
    Already the end of the challenge! I have started so many improvement projects and getting more involved in the community! let's all keep up the hard work!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/24/2018 8:42 AM
    I think the least effort / biggest impact we can do to lower carbon emissions is to adjust the thermostat! Wear sweater in the house in winter, accept to be a little (reasonably) warm in summer... I do that in my house, but I wish businesses would do that as well. I often feel too cold inside stores / restaurants in summer, and too hot in winter...
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/24/2018 8:33 AM
    I think interactions between residents is key to create a sustainable community, as it increases our sense of safety and openness. Bringing people together through volunteer activities is a great start, as it helps connect people with different background and lifestyle.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency?

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/22/2018 7:25 AM
    next steps would be changing all faucets, toilets, and then appliances (washer, dishwasher...) to energy efficient ones
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/22/2018 7:20 AM
    I think that diversification of water supply sources as well as more sharing would enable us to be more water resilient.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Connect with a Nonprofit
    What inspires you to act toward a more sustainable community?

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/18/2018 6:33 AM
    What comes around goes around... I think we are all facing some times in our life when we need help, so I think it's just normal to provide help to other in needs and overall make the world a better place

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/18/2018 6:31 AM
    since started this challenge, I have started various efficiency improvement project around the house and I'm really glad I did! it feels good to feel I'm participating as I can in protecting our beautiful planet earth!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/18/2018 6:29 AM
    growing up in Europe where we have a lot of public transportation options (bus, train, etc.) made me realize that driving is not the most environment friendly mode of transportation. That being said, I still use my car, but try to minimize its use by combining trips, carpooling, etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Johanna Ficatier 10/17/2018 6:59 AM
    We depend heavily on natural resources to live, but we need to understand that those resources exist in limited quantities and we should not use more than we need. For example in our society we waste a lot of food, whereas the indigenous only kill / harvest when necessary and make the most out of what they kill / harvest.