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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Zenab Haq

WPM Great Plains

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 871 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    32
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    240
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    49
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    129
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    3.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    3.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    4.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    490
    minutes
    spent learning

Zenab's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express My Support

Do at Home

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Simplicity

Research My Investment Portfolio

Do at Home

I will find out what stocks and bonds are in my investment account portfolio to determine if they align with my values (e.g. environmental, social responsibility, community).

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing and determine if it is right for me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

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

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 3 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Watch Party

Do at Home

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 15 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign Up to Vote

Do at Home

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

Do at Home

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

Do at Home

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

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 5 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

Do at Home

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 20
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

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 21
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

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 1:00 PM
    When something goes wrong, it doesn't hit as hard because you've been actively being grateful for what you have. It also opens your eyes to what others don't have and make you want to equal the playing field.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Forgiveness
    How has the process of forgiving, or contemplating forgiveness, benefited you?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 12:59 PM
    It has brought some inner peace.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 12:59 PM
    Have a workout partner. Go for a walk in a park or ride bikes. Exercise together, not just meet up to eat and drink.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 12:58 PM
    It will make me value the environment even more because no one wants to be out in unhealthy air or a place littered with trash.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research My Investment Portfolio
    In what ways can you increase the positive impacts and decrease the negative impacts of your financial investments?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 12:57 PM
    Continue to look at what is in my portfolio and adjust it accordingly. Take a more hands-on approach.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 12:56 PM
    It breaks the monotonous day-to-day. It relieves the stress of work and everything that is happening in the world.
  • 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. How have you used technology to replace in-person meetings or work this year?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 12:56 PM
    With the pandemic, everything has been virtual. Using Skype, Teams, and Zoom have helped me stay connected.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 12:55 PM
    I'm good with using a reusable mug because I don't drink coffee daily anyways since I don't want that act of drinking coffee to perk me up to become a habit.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 12:54 PM
    The barriers are the uncertainty of the quality of water out of the tap. The solution is get a filtration system on the kitchen sink or just continuing to use the filtered water from my fridge.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Zenab Haq 10/28/2020 12:53 PM
    I can take the items to a commercial place for recycling.