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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Christopher Wright

EcoINL

"Improve myself, improve the environment, and encourage others to do the same."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 681 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    8.0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    360
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    570
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Christopher's Actions

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 8
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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 45-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Christopher Wright 10/26/2018 3:08 AM
    This was a good exercise keeping me focused on specific goals to help our environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

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    Christopher Wright 10/23/2018 10:06 AM
    I expect the comfort of my home to improve, but also to have a decrease in cost.
  • 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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    Christopher Wright 10/23/2018 10:03 AM
    I notice and talk to more people helping me stay connected.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Christopher Wright 10/11/2018 2:12 PM
    It is easy to appreciate and respect things and people you are grateful for; and its easy to be grateful for things when you stop and ponder over what you have.
  • 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?

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    Christopher Wright 10/11/2018 1:59 PM
    Monitor and reduce water usage on lawns.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Christopher Wright 10/10/2018 9:14 AM
    It's as simple as a conversation with an offer to show how to make the settings on their computer/printer.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

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    Christopher Wright 10/10/2018 9:06 AM
    As a primary agricultural state, Idaho's water supply is a highly discussed and sometimes contested subject.  If climate change decreases the water supply significantly, then water for growing food, for creating power, and for household use will be significantly constrained; impacting the states economy and the nations supply of certain food commodities.  If climate change increases the water supply then it is possible to increase vegetation and thus, increase the risk for wildfire fuel.  Either way, water management is a big issue and everyone should be aware and involved.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Christopher Wright 10/04/2018 10:01 AM
    I like getting to bed earlier.  I feel better and have more energy.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

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    Christopher Wright 10/04/2018 9:59 AM
    How well we were actually doing.