October 3 - October 24, 2018

Ji Kim

EMME Chicago

"Be a mindful human who reduces waste and impact on the environment"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,487 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    29
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,080
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    36
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Challenges

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another local nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party with 1 friends and/or colleagues to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an environmental issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 5 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 20 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 19 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Ji Kim 10/23/2018 11:45 PM
    A call to action in addition to awareness made this eco challenge so effective!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Ji Kim 10/23/2018 11:41 PM
    Picked up litter from the bus stop for work the other day... cause why not and the trash receptacle was right next to me. :)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Raise Money For a Nonprofit
    How do/can NWEI programs help you develop a stronger sense of community?

    Ji Kim 10/23/2018 11:33 PM
    Raised money for Women Who Code which is a non-profit... involvement, of course, builds a larger sense of community.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a House Party
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

    Ji Kim 10/23/2018 11:24 PM
    Am hosting a virtual screening of the documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Virtual cause we can do a google hangout which reduces our carbon footprint while creating a sense of community to share in learning about environmental issues
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate for Greener Vehicles
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Ji Kim 10/23/2018 11:20 PM
    Sent an email to my employer's transportation provider to advocate for natural gas buses because it's cleaner & more efficient.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

    Ji Kim 10/23/2018 11:14 PM
    Planned trips to do errands with a friend as a regular thing. Makes running errands more fun and i get some quality time in with friends :)

  • Ji Kim 10/23/2018 9:20 AM
    Shared a lyft while attending a conference to reduce my carbon footprint ... :)

  • Ji Kim 10/22/2018 4:11 PM
    Since the policies (transportation, waste and etc) of our city are largely managed by those we elect into office, wanna encourage everyone to vote 🗳! http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-what-to-know-about-midterm-elections-20180925-story.html

  • Ji Kim 10/21/2018 10:09 AM
    Meditating gets easier each day and is such a gift to myself!

  • Ji Kim 10/20/2018 5:23 PM
    Started a gratitude journal to expand my exercise on focusing on need vs want. Excersicing gratitiude seems to expand my perspective on the fullness of loving what I have already 🖤🖤🖤