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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Gina Dullanty

Starbucks Coffee Company

"We must challenge ourselves, think bigger and work with one another to take care of each other and this planet we share. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,224 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    12
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    635
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    67
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    83
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Gina's Actions

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

Do at Home

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units with energy saving units.

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

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

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 65 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join My Neighborhood Association

Do at Home

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group of decision makers.

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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

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

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

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

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 60 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

Food

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses on food sustainability, Menu for the Future or Hungry for Change, with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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: Justice for the Whole Community

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Do at Home

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate. I will keep 1 container(s) out of the landfill each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 8 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

Do at Home

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Gina Dullanty 10/28/2020 4:18 PM
    Knowing who produces your food gives you a sense of not only pride but sense of community and ownership- ownership to help them succeed and do well in their business. If you know ‘the who’ you can advocate for them and for their farms. It makes it more personal and brings the farms to the table in a whole new way.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Gina Dullanty 10/28/2020 4:13 PM
    Practicing gratitude is something that I’ve tried to do prior to the challenge so seeing this as an action was extra inspiring/exciting.

    I feel like reminding others how much they mean to you, why they are special and thanking others for whatever reason keeps you centered and motivates others. It spreads a little love and joy and gives everyone a piece of happiness in their day. #spreadkindness

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    Gina Dullanty 10/27/2020 1:30 PM
    Tomorrow’s the last day of the challenge!

    These 21 days have been eye opening, fun and full of new habits and best practices that I can’t wait to keep sharing with my family and friends! 

    Don’t forget to log in, log your actions for past days and get all those points! Let’s finish strong team! 💪🏻
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Gina Dullanty 10/26/2020 8:34 AM
    There are SO many places and ways to recycle! Search in your neighborhood and find ways to recycle things you think may no longer have value... be it bottles, books, clothing, electronics even certain liquids. 

    Looking into other ways and locations to recycle I found MANY new places to dispose of MANY new things... it's pretty mind blowing! Before you toss it, take a sec and see where you may be able to recycle it in a less harmful way.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Gina Dullanty 10/26/2020 8:30 AM
    Taking the time to play, laugh and enjoy the company of others- especially the ones you love enriches your life, your mental health and gives you purpose. Time matters... shoot it's a love language 'Quality Time.' I love hearing my kids laugh, listening to their crazy stories and being able to just spend time with them.

    Who do you enjoy being playful with?!

    • KJ Dullanty's avatar
      KJ Dullanty 10/26/2020 8:44 AM
      As I have gotten older I have enjoyed the time spent hanging out with my friends. Not just going to the movies or playing video games but enjoying a card game and hanging out by the pool.

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    Gina Dullanty 10/22/2020 6:43 PM
    Day 16... today marks 7 days till this challenge is over?! Have you been logging in, completing your actions, sharing your challenge experience?! Let's finish strong Starbucks and let's make an impact TOGETHER!!
  • 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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    Gina Dullanty 10/19/2020 9:49 AM
    Being outside, especially with the ones you love gives you the ability to explore and adventure together- together you can share in the sense of place and appreciate your surroundings, be in the moment and acknowledge the blessings in your life.

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    Gina Dullanty 10/14/2020 8:20 AM
    Today for my birthday I received this quilt that I had mapped out months ago... talk about a way to reuse aprons, promo shirts and some of my favorite t’s and turning them into this piece of art that I can snuggle up with at any time?!

    Thank you Luke Vandeberg and grandma for making this a reality for me and for the perfect present on my special day! 🥰
  • Reflection Question
    Food Organize a Course
    How can you use Ecochallenge.org's programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

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    Gina Dullanty 10/13/2020 7:50 AM
    The Eco Challenge has given myself and my team so many resources and opportunities to share, teach and learn about taking action towards not only a sustainable future for our world around us but for sustainable living for ourselves... so happy we joined the challenge and it has been so fun to unite us all in this journey of change together! 💚

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    Gina Dullanty 10/12/2020 7:15 PM
    Shout out to one of my girls Shaedyn Miller- active here on the challenge and always pushing me to choose reusables.

    Way to lead in the efforts of going green and way to rock the challenge Shae! 💚