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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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bridget gomez

Environmental Chemistry

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 555 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    270
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    175
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    155
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent learning

bridget's Actions

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

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 20 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 15 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 25 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 6
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

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 25 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 20 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    bridget gomez 10/16/2018 6:20 AM
    i believe this to a full extent because if you live in a toxic environment, best believe your health will be in risk and you can end up getting sick because of it and vice versa with a clean environment = being healthy. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    bridget gomez 10/10/2018 6:35 AM
    I can incorporate other personal values into my exercise routine by inviting friends or family to workout with me or taking long walks to the park. It would allow me to get exercise and spend time with the ones i love at the same time. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    bridget gomez 10/10/2018 6:34 AM
    That does ring true to me, because actually taking time out of your day to take a walk or watch a sunset de-stresses you and nature is actually so beautiful and we dont appreciate it enough. Its disappointing that most of the youth today rather stay inside in the dark and stare at a screen all night, when the generations before us actually went out, played and enjoyed life to the fullest. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    bridget gomez 10/10/2018 6:30 AM
    instead of receiving paper mail, i could go electronic and have everything sent to my email. I can also cancel any magazine subscriptions that i dont want or need anymore. It makes me feel more organized that i dont have wasted paper all over the place.

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    bridget gomez 10/10/2018 6:27 AM
    spending more time outside can enhance your life because you become more familiar with your surroundings and its good because you spend time doing something that is beneficial to you rather than being inside playing video games or scrolling through apps.