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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Lura Griffiths

Energy Coaches

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 40 This Week
  • 334 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    190
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Lura's Actions

Energy

Repair and replace old insulation in my attic

After construction, I noticed last month that the workers left a number of areas with insulation pushed back or torn up when they did some re-wiring, allowing for a lot of heat loss.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Energy

Turn It Off

Do at Home

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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    Lura Griffiths 10/20/2021 9:03 AM
    A mixed bag. Somethings are easy, but others not so much, or point to some areas where considerable investment may be required. I feel more empathy for my customers!
  • 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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    Lura Griffiths 10/20/2021 9:02 AM
    Its large for a single house, but small for a duplex - which is what mine really is due to tenants in the lower 1/2.  The biggest opportunity is the baseboard heat in the tenant space. I will investigate options to help them operate those more efficiently, as well as a possible upgrade to the DHW heater
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Lura Griffiths 10/14/2021 7:20 PM
    The biggest difference for me is probably being more careful with over  cooling in the summer, as well as looking at eventually upgrading the electric heat in my basement rental.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn It Off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Lura Griffiths 10/14/2021 7:18 PM
    We are lucky enough to have both hydro and wind as a part of our energy mix, but still rely on coal as well. Plus hydro is not without its impacts on the fish and other life in the rivers.  And of course the asthma, and other lung and heart issues that result from burning coal are documented.  Better to use less as well as use cleaner technologies to generate.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Lura Griffiths 10/06/2021 2:21 PM
    I get up pretty early. The problem is that I still waste time in the evening and burn an extra hour on screen time when I really should just go to sleep.  My best ritual is to soak in my hot tub for 20 minutes at night *instead of screen time.  It i so much more soothing to sit outside and look at the trees/stars/etc than to surf the web/youtube. Plus, after I soakI am ready for bed!
  • 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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    Lura Griffiths 10/06/2021 2:16 PM
    Whatever I focus on, grows -  negative or positive. Practicing gratitude renews my positive energy, and gives me a greater sense of being a part of a bigger picture. Once I am a part of this bigger picture/world, I am more inclined to care for it. 

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    Lura Griffiths 10/06/2021 2:11 PM
    Great to be a part of this! It's so easy to get caught up doing the same old same old. Glad for the chance to make some changes, and some support in helping them stick!