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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Monica Leon

Starbucks Partners for Sustainability

"To learn, challenge my thinking, and change my behaviors. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 168 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    175
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Monica's 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 4 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

I will spend 45 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 25 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Buy Used Clothes
    Do people with economic privilege have a responsibility to consume and own less? How can the concept of "reduce" be presented to those who may be struggling to have enough food, clothes, shelter?

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    Monica Leon 10/06/2018 8:26 AM
    People with economic privilege have the LARGEST responsibility to consume less, because they are the ones who have the natural ability to consume the most. The concept of “reduce” can be shared with those who have the least by partnering with organizations who reside to get them the items that they need, so that waste is minimized. 

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    Monica Leon 10/06/2018 8:05 AM
    Today is the first time I’ve logged in to record my daily challenges! Here’s to hoping it becomes a habit! ☺️
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Monica Leon 10/06/2018 8:04 AM
    I like to walk with my preschooler and my ten month old to start my day when I am not at work. It is refreshing, invigorating, and a great way to spend some time thinking about what I need to get done for the day. I also enjoy the time to have conversation with my toddler. It keeps him engaged and I get to learn about what things he is thinking about. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

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    Monica Leon 10/06/2018 8:02 AM
    It used to be very easy to keep from accumulating things, because I had two kids and lived in an900sq ft condo. Now that we live in a large house, it is harder to keep from getting things.and filling the space. It takes mindfulness to realize what is necessary and what is not. I love participating in my local Buy Nothing group to share as well as find treasures.