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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz

HP Wrocław Eco Heroes

"Become mother nature friend."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 977 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    810
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    85
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    850
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    5.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    850
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    575
    minutes
    spent learning

Joanna's Actions

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 60 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 5 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 50-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/24/2018 12:05 AM
    Creativity helps to spot the opportunity and use it in the funny way.
  • 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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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/24/2018 12:05 AM
    I feel the taste of the dinner.... have time to talk to my son.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/24/2018 12:04 AM
    If we don't ...we die... no food, no life... Even if we survive somehow the food will be ugly.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/24/2018 12:03 AM
    Better health, possibly higher awareness around good quality food and how does that impacts our kids...
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/24/2018 12:01 AM
    Quinces are my favorite fruits I discovered 2 years ago .....
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/24/2018 12:00 AM
    I love digging in the garden therefore I have small one. going out and doing some work there is something I love.

  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/23/2018 11:57 PM
    I have stopped using white sugar and replaced by brown sugar.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/23/2018 11:55 PM
    I take enough sleep to ensure my well being is being maintained.
  • 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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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/23/2018 11:55 PM
    I can spot small shops that I was not able to find when I was driving. I enjoy the beauty of the city, buildings, son and light wind....
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Joanna Sznur-Oleksiewicz 10/23/2018 11:53 PM
    A lot! We have damaged the mother nature so much that we will pay huge health penalties .... It must be stopped. We must care more about our environment.