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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Erin Dennis

CLEAResult Consulting Inc.

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 806 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.9
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    8.2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    336
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    water footprints
    calculated

Erin's Actions

Regenerating Nature

Take Shorter Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute or less showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Calculate My Water Footprint

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Needs Vs. Wants

Each day, I will practice a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nourishing Food

What is My Food Supply Chain?

I will spend 60 minutes learning about my food supply chains, and complete a food waste audit.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste, excess carbon and save money by planning my daily and weekly menus so that I only purchase the ingredients needed.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Regenerating Nature Take Shorter Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Erin Dennis 10/13/2022 6:26 AM
    We have a small (man-built) pond in our backyard that is broken and doesn't hold water. I used to refill it every week, but that's 350 gallons, so I've decided to leave it empty and if/when we resell turn it into a zero-scaped yard feature that doesn't require water. Any ideas or suggestions for that type of thing are more than welcome! 

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    Erin Dennis 10/13/2022 6:21 AM
    I didn't do so well yesterday for staying strong and only purchasing things I need vs what I want. I need to block my Amazon Prime early deals notifications.
     
  • Reflection Question
    Balancing Consumption Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Erin Dennis 10/09/2022 4:11 PM
    Creativity comes into play for me especially right now when trying to keep my obsession for Halloween decorations in check. I want to buy every one I see advertised, but I made a goal awhile back to never exceed 1 bin for holiday decorations. Admittedly, I am not very crafty, but I can get creative with the decorations I already own so that I hold to my promise. I can also creatively stay away from adverts that I know will tempt me. Trying not to acquire more stuff that I don't need is a daily struggle. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nourishing Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four in the US spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Erin Dennis 10/05/2022 1:27 PM
    With a partner who works for Feeding America, food waste is a hot topic in our household. It's not surprising at all to me how much food is thrown out per year, and even with the knowledge my partner and I have, we still find ourselves struggling with excess food waste and know our solution involves meal planning and sticking to it. We would much rather be using that wasted money on traveling!

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    Erin Dennis 10/05/2022 1:18 PM
    Excited to kick the challenge off today! This month is going to fly by, so I had a hard time narrowing down my actions to what I can realistically do. But I am inspired and looking forward to the impacts our CLEAResult team members will make!