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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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sam middleton

Team Linden

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 358 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    340
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    13
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors

sam's Actions

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 20 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 17
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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    sam middleton 10/03/2018 9:34 AM
    I love my iced coffee and that's tons of plastic going in the trash when I'm done. Cutting back on the coffee should help my wallet too! I'm also very bad at bringing my reusable bags to the grocery store so I need to work on that.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    sam middleton 10/03/2018 9:27 AM
    I took my dog on a longer walk after work
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    sam middleton 10/03/2018 9:23 AM
    seeing new and beautiful places can help us remember why we are doing this challenge in the first place. It shows us what we are trying to keep around/save.

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    sam middleton 9/20/2018 3:16 PM
    We are going to make a big impact!