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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Maranda Laws

ENGIE Insight Spokane

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,085 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,155
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    63
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    2.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    12
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Maranda 's Actions

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

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 Action

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Maranda  Laws's avatar
    Maranda Laws 10/23/2018 1:50 PM
    Today is our date night, I am going to use it to explore a new area to walk in, loving the wonderful warm afternoons. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Maranda Laws 10/22/2018 1:51 PM
    We are so quick to run out and buy a new something when one breaks, when there may be someone you know that has an extra they aren't using. Social media makes it easy to ask. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Maranda Laws 10/22/2018 1:48 PM
    I make an effort to not have the tv on, no phones at the table, and focus on the people that are there, and enjoying what I am eating.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Maranda Laws 10/22/2018 1:47 PM
    My son recently moved for college, and I would really like to invest time into reflecting on what I want to do with my future. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

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    Maranda Laws 10/22/2018 1:46 PM
    You have to find different ways of doing things, we get used to doing things a certain way, and have to think outside the box to simplify our lives ironically. 

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    Maranda Laws 10/19/2018 7:13 AM
    I have heard people talk about opting out of junk mailings, does anyone have info on how to do so? 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Maranda Laws 10/18/2018 10:05 AM
    They are all related, when the environment around you is bad, such as fire season here, it affects your personal health in a negative way. Community health, especially when working in an office, can effect you. When one person gets sick, it usually makes its way around. 
    The other side is, when you find something to help your health, you can share it in your community and hopefully change it for the better. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Maranda Laws 10/18/2018 10:02 AM
    I grow my herbs in the windowsill of my kitchen, it looks pretty and smells so delicious. The light is also perfect there. We have regular flowerbeds and also have a tree in a large bucket, it was a wedding gift and we want to take it to plant when we buy a house.

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    Maranda Laws 10/17/2018 12:25 PM
    Looking forward to intentionally spending time outdoors this afternoon. The leaves are gorgeous and the weather is perfect for a walk. Hopefully the fresh air rids my lungs of all the germs from the office :)
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Maranda Laws 10/17/2018 12:24 PM
    For me, being spiritual, being in the outdoors helps me feel closer to God, which helps reinforce my sense of place, my sense of belonging in the world. There are less distractions, less electronics etc. I fills me back up.