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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Samuel Wold

Lake Forest Academy

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,074 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    108
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    36
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    1.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    200
    people
    helped
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning

Samuel's Actions

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

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 20 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

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

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY 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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 20 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Samuel Wold's avatar
    Samuel Wold 10/24/2018 11:03 AM
    Cannot believe it has already come to an end!

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    Samuel Wold 10/22/2018 12:40 PM
    It is getting colder so conserving energy is my new goal.

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    Samuel Wold 10/17/2018 2:56 PM
    Have not had much time to focus on the challenge...gotta get back at it!

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    Samuel Wold 10/12/2018 7:35 AM
    Things are going well! I wish I could accept more daily challenges.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate for Greener Vehicles
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Samuel Wold 10/11/2018 11:20 AM
    The vehicle will most likely last longer as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Choose a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

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    Samuel Wold 10/11/2018 11:19 AM
    I can take closer trips to home and do camping trips that are nearby.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Samuel Wold 10/11/2018 11:18 AM
    I could definitely share a ride to the grocery store and shop with friends.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Work from Home
    It takes the average worker in the United States 26 minutes to travel to work. One way to fix long commutes would be to make cities more affordable. An even simpler option: promote the use of telework. Are you in an industry that would allow you to work from home? What are some obstacles you might find yourself facing while working from home?

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    Samuel Wold 10/11/2018 11:18 AM
    I cannot really work from home since I am a teacher.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Samuel Wold 10/11/2018 11:15 AM
    Water pollution near waukegan and zion.
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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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    Samuel Wold 10/11/2018 11:12 AM
    I can get the word out by passing links through social media.