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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Shana Schneider

EMME Chicago

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 767 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    12
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    48
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    1.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Shana's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Organize a Course

I will organize NWEI's discussion course 'Voluntary Simplicity' with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY 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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 3 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Create Your Own Action

eat organic

this is important to me

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Shana Schneider's avatar
    Shana Schneider 10/24/2018 9:49 AM
    Happy last day of the challenge all!

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    Shana Schneider 10/23/2018 7:21 AM
    Morning team!  I hope everyone is enjoying this as much as I am 

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    Shana Schneider 10/23/2018 7:16 AM
    Good morning team! Happy Tuesday
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Organize a Course
    How can you use NWEI programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

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    Shana Schneider 10/23/2018 7:15 AM
    I am not sure but i will research this further
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

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    Shana Schneider 10/23/2018 7:14 AM
    I have noticed and been surprised by how much food waste i have

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    Shana Schneider 10/22/2018 7:18 AM
    So far so good!  This challenge is fun
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Shana Schneider 10/19/2018 6:32 AM
    thinking outside the box is always a good starting place for coming up with new and big ideas
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Visit a Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you visit? What did you learn? Did you take anyone with you?

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    Shana Schneider 10/19/2018 6:32 AM
    i did not take anyone with me
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

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    Shana Schneider 10/18/2018 12:44 PM
    Laziness is always a barrier
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Shana Schneider 10/18/2018 12:43 PM
    So easy! I will switch my bills to electronic vs paper