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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Samantha Piers-VanderPloeg

Sustainable Saints

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 454 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    18
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent exercising

Samantha's Actions

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Samantha Piers-VanderPloeg 10/05/2018 10:41 AM
    I try my best to encourage co-workers to walk with me at lunch. In addition, I spend one weekend day outside with my family, on a hike, farmers market, park or in our backyard in order to instill in my children a love and respect of nature and what it offers us.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Samantha Piers-VanderPloeg 10/05/2018 10:32 AM
    This does not surprise me at all. I know I throw out food that has gone bad due to the kids refusing to eat or forgetting my lunch at home for the day.  I think that we all allow convenience to rule over frugality and sustainability at times. I would love to be able to put that money into saving for my retirement; to protect my kids from elderly care costs.