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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Nancy Hoban

WBA Q&T Product Delivery

"Daily exercise and learning new things keeps me grounded."

Points Total

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

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    32
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    173
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,179
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    4.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    87
    minutes
    spent learning

Nancy's Actions

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

Do at Home

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

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

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

Transportation

Update the filters in my car

Change the engine filter and cabin filter in my car so it will run more efficiently.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Bike Ride to volunteer shift

Inside of driving to the library for my volunteer shift this weekend, I will ride my bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 3 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Library door monitor

I will volunteer 2 hours at my local library this weekend as a front door monitor so the security guard can do his rounds within the building.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 3 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

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Simplicity

Donate Winter Coats

Donate all my winter coats to a good cause. I only need one winter coat and want to share my other coats with those who don't have one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 2 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

Water

Use the water from heating up the shower to do my dishes!

fill a bucket and use it for rinsing dishes

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

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Reduce Refined Sugar

Do at Home

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 11
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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences
    How is equality for trans, femme, and nonbinary people important to a just and sustainable society?

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    Nancy Hoban 10/28/2020 7:42 AM
    I think each experience for nonbinary people is different and it helps for others to have a better understanding of where they are coming from. So much is unknown and hidden that it is offered ignored.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Nancy Hoban 10/28/2020 7:40 AM
    I have a portfolio of colored pencil artwork that I have worked on over the years. I am pleased to say that my local library displayed my framed artwork in November 2018.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Nancy Hoban 10/28/2020 7:34 AM
    Laughing and engaging in simple activities made me feel joyful.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Nancy Hoban 10/28/2020 7:33 AM
    Environmental factors such as using more disinfectant wipes and/or sprays to clean surfaces are a double edged sword. We need them to get rid of nasty germs, but I learned the wipes are hard on the environment since they don't break down very easily. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Nancy Hoban 10/28/2020 7:30 AM
    Buying vegetables from a farmers market is always a great choice! Not only does it taste delicious, it helps the local farmers too. They also told me that less pesticides are used. Win, win!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Nancy Hoban 10/28/2020 7:28 AM
    By actively listening, I feel that you get a deeper understanding of what the person is saying without thinking about what you are going to say next.

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    Nancy Hoban 10/28/2020 7:27 AM
    Last day! Let's finish strong team!!!

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    Nancy Hoban 10/27/2020 4:41 PM
    With one day left in the challenge, I'm happy to say that I will continue to turn off my computer every night now that I know it saves a lot of energy!

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    Nancy Hoban 10/25/2020 1:53 PM
    Today I donated a winter coat at Land's End in Deer Park. They are supporting a local charity and the lady who took it was so appreciative. It felt great and now I have more room in my closet!

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    Nancy Hoban 10/18/2020 8:03 PM
    I joined the eco challenge with the hope that two or more of the daily action items I selected will become a regular habit.