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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Joe Hart

ECO Challenge Baltimore - BGE RMPU

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 416 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2,455
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    810
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    118
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Joe's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

Do at Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk Outside

Do at Home

I will take a walk outside for 25 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 25-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

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

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

Health

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

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    Joe Hart 10/27/2021 2:41 PM
    Rotating clothes or outdoor items has been a good way to act as a reminder on what I already have in the house. As we move into the fall/winter, I have taken out warmer clothes. This helps to remind me of items that I already have and may not use as much. If I didnt do this, I would likely forget about some of the things and buy something very similar to what I already have
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Joe Hart 10/27/2021 2:38 PM
    A few people that I grew up with have converted to a vegetarian diet or a diet that does not include gluten. Both options seem to be heavy in meals that are grown from the earth and have a very positive impact on the body and health
  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

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    Joe Hart 10/27/2021 2:36 PM
    Its not the closest body to me but areas along Rock Creek park and the Potomac River are heavily affected by run-off and have areas along them where trash gets caught up and builds up in to large mounds of garbage. I have seen this a few times while completing field work at my old job
  • Reflection Question
    Health Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Joe Hart 10/27/2021 2:34 PM
    There is a trail along a creek within a half mile of my house. I enjoy getting on the trail over the weekends to walk my dog. The trail is between some busy roads but you would never know it based on how quiet it gets while on the trail. Its a good escape from all of the people that are usually out and about 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Joe Hart 10/27/2021 2:32 PM
    Each day when I finish working, I head out for a walk with my dog. The walk helps both myself and my dog get some exercise. Since we are working from home, the walk also helps me separate work from home. In the past the commute home would typically help with this. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Joe Hart 10/27/2021 2:30 PM
    When working at home or the office it is easy to use a reusable water bottle. The challenge for me occurs when on the road for work/travel. Being able to use a reusable bottle isn't as easy to do as water fountains aren't as accessible or as sanitary