October 3 - October 24, 2018

Jenn Kirkpatrick

Sustainable Saints

"I will drink all of the coffee, but I will use my mug to do so!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 204 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    of additional sleep

Jenn's Actions


Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.



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.



Needs Vs. Wants

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



Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.



Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.



  • Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/24/2018 12:37 PM
    I attended a workshop today and got almost 1/2 of the materials electronically. 

  • Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/24/2018 12:28 PM
    While attending a workshop today, I was able to get about 1/2 of the materials electronically.

  • Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/24/2018 9:27 AM
    I feel extra good about my choices, because today I brought 2 coffee mugs!! Yes, I got sleep, but it was interrupted by a beautiful small person who had a bad dream. 
  • 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?

    Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/22/2018 1:13 PM
    Small kiddo is the biggest challenge for me. Unknown substances end up in her water bottles, so that ups the eewww factor. But were making progress. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/22/2018 1:11 PM
    Feels great. What feels even better is that my reusable mug seals tight. So, when the inevitable drop happens, my precious nectar is not spilled, haha. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/22/2018 1:09 PM
    Multipurpose items save space. For example, I do not have a stove, but I could have purchased a hot plate if I would have wanted. Instead I have an Instapot, it saves space, uses less "pieces", and I don't have to worry about where I will store pots and pans.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/22/2018 1:05 PM
    I would like to consistently go to bed at the same time. This is a goal I'm working towards. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

    Jenn Kirkpatrick 10/22/2018 1:04 PM
    Yes, I think it can. It would take partnerships and setting aside of the $ being the holy grail.