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October 3 - October 24, 2018
Hoang Samuelson's avatar

Hoang Samuelson

Interface Engineering Inc.

"I care about sustainability and reducing an environmental impact on our everyday decisions"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 713 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    41
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    976
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    945
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    21
    miles
    traveled by foot

Hoang's 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 1 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 1 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 1 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 1 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 24.12 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 1 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 1 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 23.48 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 20
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

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Hoang Samuelson 10/23/2018 3:03 PM
    Waste disposal methods concerns me quite a bit. I know waste has to go somewhere but it's usually done at the expense of other's lives. In certain places around the world, children live near dumpsters and utilize it as playgrounds. It's sad, but also I feel kind of fortunate (or ignorant, I don't know) that I live in a place that has waste disposal service and that the dump is nowhere near my home.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

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    Hoang Samuelson 10/22/2018 1:48 PM
    As I read recently in this article, We eat to nourish, to soothe, but also to recall a place or a feeling. " .
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join my Neighborhood Association
    How can your community support inclusive decision making?

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    Hoang Samuelson 10/22/2018 1:43 PM
    By bringing together diverse minds and diverse thoughts, allowing everyone the opportunity to share what they feel is important.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

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    Hoang Samuelson 10/19/2018 8:35 AM
    My purchases tend to be, like for most people, related to emotions. Feelings that I get when I buy something. For example, last week when I was waiting for my husband to pick me up I felt the need to go get a coffee, simply because I felt like it. I didn't really need it, per se, but it was probably due to the crappy coffee that I got earlier in the day (free coffee, ya know) at an event, so I wanted to justify it by buying better coffee. I felt that this was a reflection of how I felt at the moment, not because of a true need to get it. So I ended up not buying it.

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    Hoang Samuelson 10/10/2018 2:05 PM
    It's going good. I realize that some of these things I already do, but this challenge helps me continue doing them. It's also great to see a lot of choices in this challenge. It shows that every small little action helps.
  • 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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    Hoang Samuelson 10/06/2018 6:31 AM
    I feel like I'm actually paying attention to how much I'm eating, and in return affects how I feel afterwards.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Do you feel that this fact applies to you? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

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    Hoang Samuelson 10/05/2018 4:12 PM
    I take public transit almost daily, so no.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Hoang Samuelson 10/05/2018 4:10 PM
    I try to go to bed by 9:30 pm.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Public Transit
    The US spends roughly 20% of its federal budget on defense. In contrast, 2% goes to education, 20% goes to social security and 3% goes to transportation infrastructure. Do these numbers surprise you at all? Why or why not?

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    Hoang Samuelson 10/04/2018 10:10 AM
    Not at all. I feel like the US places more emphasis on safety beyond, but not safety within our corridors.