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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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James Mulhearn

Sustainable Saints

"The only true sin in the eyes of the Goddess is the failure or refusal to learn."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 331 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

James's Actions

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    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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    James Mulhearn 10/15/2018 9:41 AM
    I still come home from the grocery store with bags of some kind. Reusable produce bags.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    James Mulhearn 10/15/2018 9:38 AM
    I look at plants, and mushrooms, and yardart, and... so on!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    James Mulhearn 10/15/2018 9:35 AM
    When we are intentionally grateful, the small time invested in positive attitude and outlook pays back many times over.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    James Mulhearn 10/15/2018 9:31 AM
    Unplug your 'smart' TV, otherwise they never really turn off!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    James Mulhearn 10/12/2018 8:31 AM
    Turn those energy-efficient bulbs off when not using them!