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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Scott Bruzik

The Hartford Environmental Action Team

"Better my well being, health and the community.."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,270 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,416
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    68
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1,304
    minutes
    spent learning

Scott's Actions

Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Do at Home

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 5 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Family Game Hour

Do at Home

I will spend quality time with family and friends by playing low-tech game(s) and/or through the spirit of imagination.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Do at Home

Both systemic 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

Health

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 45 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

Do at Home

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 4 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Carry my Trash

Do at Home

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Scott Bruzik 10/28/2020 6:08 PM
    In just the U.S. alone, one estimate suggests 500 million straws are used every single day. One study published earlier this year estimated as many as 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute the world's beaches. Eight million tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year

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    Scott Bruzik 10/28/2020 6:06 PM
    Average temperatures in Los Angeles have risen 6°F in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased.
    Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water

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    Scott Bruzik 10/28/2020 6:06 PM
    Average temperatures in Los Angeles have risen 6°F in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased.
    Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it often difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places?

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    Scott Bruzik 10/28/2020 4:14 PM
    How do we reduce the impacts of agriculture on the environment? ... production for direct human  consumption, and 6% comes from the production of animal feed. ... alternative reduces GHG emissions more than buying all your food from local sources. ... It is often been for consumers to identify foods that have travelled by air
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Scott Bruzik 10/28/2020 4:10 PM
    Although the environment sustains human life, it can also cause diseases. Lacks of  basic necessities is a significant cause of human mortality. Environmental  hazards increase the risk of  cancer, heart disease, asthma, and many other illnesses
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Scott Bruzik 10/28/2020 4:01 PM
    You grow your relationships, network and socialize which will enrich your life, and health As well as others

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Scott Bruzik 10/28/2020 3:59 PM
    PPE Personal protection equipment.  People need to dispose of that correctly

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    Scott Bruzik 10/28/2020 3:50 PM
    Last Day.  Great job Hartford Insurance Group

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    Scott Bruzik 10/27/2020 3:04 PM
    • Tomatoes are very high in the carotenoid Lycopene; eating foods with carotenoids can lower your risk of cancer.
    • Other vegetables high in carotenoids are carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, and collard greens

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    Scott Bruzik 10/26/2020 12:48 PM
    GET AN AUDIT: Your utility company may offer free energy audits that can identify expensive energy losses in your basement, unfinished rooms, attics and leaky ductwork. Sealing your ducts can give big savings on energy bills and help keep you from turning up the thermostat because of one cold room.  Contact Eversource in Ct.