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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Shane Hansen

Green Dinosaur

"Do less to save more. Move slower to work faster"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,641 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1,128
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    275
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    288
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Shane'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 3 gallons (11 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

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

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

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

Water

Calculate My Water Footprint

Do at Home

I will calculate my Water Footprint to learn about my tap water use and "virtual water" use.

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

Do at Home

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 3 conversations.

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

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

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

Do at Home

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with durable non-plastic options.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

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

Replace Manual Thermostats

Do at Home

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 30 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Do at Home

I will save up to 8 gallons (32 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow shower-head.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

Do at Home

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

Do at Home

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

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

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 4 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Do at Home

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Shane Hansen 10/27/2021 2:40 PM
    This has been a really fun challenge. I'm glad I was able to participate!

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    Shane Hansen 10/26/2021 12:27 PM
    I have really enjoyed how much this challenge has helped me stop and think about the world we live in each day. 

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    Shane Hansen 10/25/2021 9:00 AM
    T - minus 3 days left on this challenge!

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    Shane Hansen 10/24/2021 9:32 PM
    We are morally obligated to turn this land over to those who succeed us. Not drained of its fertility but improved in quality, in productivity, and in usefulness for future generations.
    -E. T. Benson
  • Reflection Question
    Water Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

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    Shane Hansen 10/23/2021 8:11 PM
    Now it's time to install some rain barrels!

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    Shane Hansen 10/23/2021 3:03 PM
    “There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land” 
    -Paul McCartney

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degradation and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Shane Hansen 10/22/2021 5:58 PM
    Minorities and with tribes especially are most affected by environmental degradation in my community. This is an area I would like to study further and learn how to help correct.

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    Shane Hansen 10/22/2021 5:33 PM
    You didn't come this far only to come this far. Let's keep going!

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    Shane Hansen 10/21/2021 5:55 PM
    Final week to get points for making a difference!!
  • 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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    Shane Hansen 10/21/2021 5:51 PM
    By focusing my portfolio on Impact Investments!