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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Angel Daniel

Dukes of Energy

"To inspire and empower others to transform their daily habits in order to achieve a better shared tomorrow"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,334 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6.3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    37
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    505
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    65
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    314
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,085
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1,145
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    455
    minutes
    spent learning

Angel's Actions

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

Do at Home

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Do at Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

Do at Home

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units with energy saving units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

Do at Home

I will spend at least 20 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Do at Home

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate. I will keep 5 container(s) out of the landfill each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Mindfulness Practice

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Join a Local CSA

Do at Home

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 8:52 AM
    Let's keep up the momentum! We're doing great!!! :D
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 8:39 AM
    Being playful with others gives me a refreshing break from reality and helps me enjoy life's sweeter moments. Whether it's playing animal crossing with my nephew who is across the US, dressing up to go to the Renaissance Festival, or even just a simple game of dominos, it helps me find balance. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 8:15 AM
    One of our toilets had a slow drip coming out the back bolt, this eventually led to me discovering a massive puddle. We made the decision to replace the entire toilet as it was probably over twenty years old. Little did we realize that toilets now are much more water efficient, compact and cheap! We have replaced one out of three toilets and plan to have the others replaced by the end of the year. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 8:11 AM
    I live right by a creek that can rise to about 7-9 feet of water when there's a flash flood. At its worst, the creek overflowed and swept down our entire side yard taking with it our cable box, plants and even some construction equipment that was 1/2 a mile up stream. There was so much debris and even some dead fish in the yard and sidewalk. This made me realize just how much pollution can easily get swept up and deposited back into our water supply if not disposed of properly. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 7:58 AM
    The future is what inspires me to act on sustainable energy and energy issues. We have to sustain or find alternate resources for ourselves so that we can ensure a better tomorrow for future generations. 

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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 7:46 AM
    I got eaten up by mosquitos this weekend and was thinking of a eco-friendly way to address the problem rather than calling up Mosquito Squad. I noticed there are a ton of bats around at night so I looked up the benefits of a bat box and learned that a single bat can capture 500 - 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour! (Plus maybe some guano for the garden) Definitely putting up a bat box next year in the yard! 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 7:31 AM
    We should advocate for our transportation systems by keeping them clean. This weekend I picked up a large amount of trash around a local bus stop nearby. We should keep these areas clean to give a better sense of value and purpose. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    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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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 7:25 AM
    Fuel efficiency and reducing exhaust emissions are the main reasons I wish to switch to a hybrid/electric vehicle. Heavily leaning toward a Hybrid Subaru Crosstrek in the near future! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspires you the most?

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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 7:21 AM
    Fresh seasonal food and supporting local businesses and farmers inspires me to utilize our local CSA!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My Health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    Angel Daniel 10/28/2020 7:19 AM
    I exercise outside when I need to relieve physical stress, like going for a hike in the woods. For emotional stress, I usually play my violin. In regards to helping others, I check in with others whether through email, text, or hand written letter, engage in active listening, and offer a hand when appropriate.