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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Duy Tran

YGH

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 293 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Duy's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 10 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    Duy Tran 10/22/2018 12:44 PM
    I typically enjoy reading news and stories on my mobile devices because the internet makes things so much more accessible. This time around, I have read more from news papers and books.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

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    Duy Tran 10/22/2018 12:42 PM
    People will be a lot happier in life if they slowed down and enjoyed more of the simple things in a mindful manner.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Duy Tran 10/22/2018 12:38 PM
    A large portion of energy in Oregon comes from hydroelectric sources. This is good because it has a smaller environmental impact compared to fossil fuels. Dams can have an impact on fish ecosystems however.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Duy Tran 10/22/2018 12:35 PM
    Do work in areas that are naturally lit to reduce the amount of artificial light use. Turn off and unplug unused electronics.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Duy Tran 10/22/2018 12:33 PM
    I think there is an image that eating meat has in America; a stereotype that it makes you more manly. This has perpetuated a culture that eats too much meat with every meal. There is also the fact that affordable vegetables are harder to obtain versus cheaper processed foods in more impoverished communities. We can shift to more plant based diets by making produce more affordable and teaching and educating people about more plant based diets and their benefits.