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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Alexa Koskewich

Community Team

"I will plan a winter picnic after completing this challenge."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 918 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    3.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,340
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    18
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    445
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    36
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    3.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    435
    minutes
    spent learning

Alexa's Actions

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

Food

Whole Foods Diet

Do at Home

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

Do at Home

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

Do at Home

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Water

Ditch the Lawn

Do at Home

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

Do at Home

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 60 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 3 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 120 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

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

Use an Energy Meter

Do at Home

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

Do at Home

I will install an alternative energy system, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Uncompleted
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

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Feed

  • 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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    Alexa Koskewich 10/28/2020 10:57 PM
    That because of covid people are not even trying to be conscientious of the disposables.  They toss them anywhere.  Retailers, manufacturers, and policy makers have reverted to archaic packaging, bagging, and general shopping practices.  Making it near impossible to reduce plastic waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

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    Alexa Koskewich 10/27/2020 10:08 PM
    Reassurance that I'm helping, or at least not contributing to negative impact on the global community and nature, as much as is possible 
  • 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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    Alexa Koskewich 10/25/2020 11:16 PM
    I've started using pet water and some rince water to water the plants, instead of just dumping it down the drain.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Alexa Koskewich 10/24/2020 8:03 PM
    It's better then going down in history for putting them on the extinction list!
    Many foods we consume require pollution, are you going to do it?
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint? What changes did you make or will you make?

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    Alexa Koskewich 10/22/2020 7:29 PM
    I'm doing better than I thought.  I need to seal the windows better for high winds.

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    Alexa Koskewich 10/21/2020 10:05 PM
    Had time to do more research today  since I was snowed in.  Silver lining.;>
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Alexa Koskewich 10/21/2020 10:00 PM
    Use task lights instead of room lights.  Efficient driving style.  Thermal coating on windows and thermal curtains on them and on entries.  Drop thermostat and increase on a/c.
  • 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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    Alexa Koskewich 10/20/2020 9:45 PM
    A strong and healthy community includes everyone.

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    Alexa Koskewich 10/18/2020 9:53 PM
    Covid has made it very difficult too do many of these thing, many unexpected products are not there.  Either they are imports not getting in or manufacturers are not making enough or any.
     The Covid experiment was an epic fail, let's not try again ;>
  • Reflection Question
    Community Sign Up to Vote
    Why is voting important to creating a just, sustainable, and thriving world? In what other ways can you actively participate in important decision-making?

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    Alexa Koskewich 10/18/2020 9:47 PM
    I moved since last election and had to make sure my address was changed in provincial and federal elections info.  I also verified i was registered.  Voting informs the analysts of community interests and priorities.  There are many ways to keep your rep informed too; letters to the office, polls, community information meetings, etc.