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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Connor Cajigal

The 5 MLK Team

"It’s time to give back, innit"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,517 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    82
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    803
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    7
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    155
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    306
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    115
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    681
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    84
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Connor's Actions

Simplicity

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize Ecochallenge.org's discussion course A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World with my family, friends, co-workers, or classmates.

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

Replace Manual Thermostats

Do at Home

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

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

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

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

I will use the resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

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

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

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

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 3 gallons (11 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

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

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

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

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

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 20 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

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

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 20
DAILY 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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 20 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Practice Gratitude for Earth

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Organize a Course
    How can you use Ecochallenge.org programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

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    Connor Cajigal 10/27/2021 12:40 PM
    Having the structure from the Ecochallange provides a way to give out honest, detailed information from a reliable source. Having them be a leader in this space encourages others to join the “team”, where our end goal is to create a more sustainable future. 

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    Connor Cajigal 10/27/2021 7:54 AM
    The final lap! Here’s to a great eco-challenge thus far 

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    Connor Cajigal 10/26/2021 12:39 PM
    The challenge is almost over, but the habits are sure to continue. What a fun way to spend October :)

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    Connor Cajigal 10/25/2021 8:10 AM
    Happy Monday! Final stretch of the competition:)

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    Connor Cajigal 10/24/2021 10:53 AM
    Today we’re tackling more “no waste” cooking, excited to try it again 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Connor Cajigal 10/24/2021 10:53 AM
    It was eye opening to learn more about American law enforcement and the contemporary prison system. It made me nauseous at how stacked the power is against marginalized groups, and how recidivism continues due to it being at times the more supported option. 

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    Connor Cajigal 10/23/2021 1:25 PM
    Todays task is learning how to safely compost from home, I miss the huge compost bins that I had at home where everything was neatly stored and went to a commercial facility. 

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    Connor Cajigal 10/22/2021 6:00 PM
    Friday is here and it’s time to relax! Have a great weekend party people 

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    Connor Cajigal 10/22/2021 11:46 AM
    I’ve really enjoyed having the coffee machine in our lobby, I appreciate how there’s signage posted to bring your own mug. Everyone I’ve seen utilize that machine has brought their own cup, very cool! 

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    Connor Cajigal 10/21/2021 8:42 AM
    Thursday again already! Usually towards the end of the week I get tired of my routine, but the eco challenge keeps me on my toes and excited to keep going :)