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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Sasha K

420 East Ohio Apartments

"Make the earth a better place ☮"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,541 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    62
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    57
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    36
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    58
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9.0
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    518
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    550
    minutes
    spent learning

Sasha'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

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

Do at Home

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

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

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 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

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

Do at Home

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

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

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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

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 2 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

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

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

Skip the Straw

Do at Home

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

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

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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  • Sasha K's avatar
    Sasha K 10/28/2020 4:13 PM
    Last day of the challenge! So much great change made this month for the planet :) 

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    Sasha K 10/27/2020 4:35 PM
    How do you get away from the city and into nature?
  • 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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    Sasha K 10/27/2020 4:34 PM
    Impact investing!! Understanding what companies value and how they spend their money has been an interesting investigation. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

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    Sasha K 10/27/2020 4:34 PM
    Growing wealth through investment in our environment and future feels good and you can't go wrong!
  • 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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    Sasha K 10/27/2020 4:33 PM
    Spending time outdoors is one of my favorite things, especially being alone in nature. This is hard in Chicago, but this year I have had a little more time to get out of the city and really appreciate nature!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Sasha K 10/27/2020 4:33 PM
    The happiness spills over into other areas of my day, and strengthens bonds with loved ones.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Sasha K 10/27/2020 4:32 PM
    The health of EVERYONE depends on the environment!! Save the planet!!
  • 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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    Sasha K 10/27/2020 4:32 PM
    I have noticed that since moving to the city, I have had more environmental allergies. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go Get a Check Up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Sasha K 10/27/2020 4:32 PM
    I typically meditate for at least 10 minutes each night to wind down.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Sasha K 10/27/2020 4:31 PM
    Food deserts are common in our city, and are due to urbanization and inequality.