October 3 - October 24, 2018

Deena Tuttle

HP San Diego

"To put more into this world than I take out of it."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 388 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    405
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    180
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

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 Challenge

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Deena Tuttle 10/24/2018 11:25 AM
    "Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm."
     Hippocrates
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  • Deena Tuttle 10/24/2018 11:20 AM
    "The best kind of happiness is a habit you're passionate about." - Shannon L. Alder

  • Deena Tuttle 10/22/2018 3:18 PM
    It's amazing how much junk mail and how many catalogs I get. Pretty soon this will kick into high season, with the holidays (read: high spending) approaching. I am very grateful for the new habit of not letting paper waste accumulate so much, but separating it daily and taking it to the recycle bin. (Older piles to clean up still, though.)

  • Deena Tuttle 10/17/2018 12:27 PM
    As I clean up, I notice that the vast majority is RECYCLABLE material suitable for PAPER processing, probably 60-70% (newspapers - yes, I'm old-fashioned. Magazines, catalogs, etc. I like print!). Consumer packaging, too.

  • Deena Tuttle 10/15/2018 4:35 PM
    Something I already did was to replace my front and back lawns with drought-tolerant landscaping. Drip irrigation keeps the native species and succulents going; there is also rockscaping to simulate riverbeds. There is a patch of iceplant in the backyard that I want to replace, though, and a lot of other projects yet to be done. 

  • Deena Tuttle 10/08/2018 2:26 PM
    I always used to hear about "Navy" showers, especially in previous droughts in southern California. Turn on the tap long enough to get wet, then turn it off and soap up. Turn it on again but only long enough to rinse off. Then you're done!

  • Deena Tuttle 10/04/2018 4:08 PM
    Just doing this a few days has caused me to start considering my purchases more carefully. Usually I am very impulsive, but now I can see the downside of ending up with too much. It becomes a burden. I still have a lot to give away. It will feel good.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

    Deena Tuttle 10/02/2018 10:10 AM
    I am donating clothing I have literally not worn for years to veterans' organizations. Same for boxes of household goods I have moved from place to place and never unpacked. Letting go is actually easier than anticipated. It's like being able to take deep breaths for the first time in a long time.

  • Deena Tuttle 10/01/2018 5:43 PM
    The challenges that are most appealing to me are in the SIMPLICITY category. That must mean something.
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Deena Tuttle 10/01/2018 5:40 PM
    I learned from a friend to cool the water down too. Brrrr! But good for you.