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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Steve Hatheway

Energy Coaches

"Helping all of us reduce our footprint"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 148 This Week
  • 931 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    20
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    130
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    16
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Steve's Actions

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

Do at Home

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household

Do at Home

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

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

Energy

I will build a Performance Tracking Tool (PTT file) for my home energy use

This tool allows us to track energy performance over time. It's very useful for teasing out small incremental changes in performance as you work to optimize you energy usage

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

Simplicity

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

Health

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 5 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 1 conversations.

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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole 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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

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

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 100 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

Do at Home

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Do at Home

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:59 PM
    I just don't understand buying bottled water instead of using a refillable container

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:57 PM
    With the hot dry summer my wife really blew it on keeping our water use footprint down this year.  But the garden was beautiful

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:56 PM
    Reusable bags are often free.   We should all carry them with us when we go in a store.

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:39 PM
    I was born a male and identify as a male, but according to Stouffers Lasagna I'm a family of 4!   Go figure!

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:21 PM
    I think the 2 sided printed challenge over estimates the amount of paper I use each day.

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:17 PM
    For desert we can have Kousa Dogwood berry pods

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:16 PM
    Maybe Fava beans and a little Chianti too.  

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:15 PM
    I hear mushrooms go well with smoked squirrel.

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:15 PM
    I don't think most of those mushrooms in my yard are the edible types.  I'm going to have to research those some more.

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    Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:13 PM
    Jon and I are thinking about practicing our foraging for food pledge and smoking a squirrel on my Treager.  It's supposed to be pretty good.


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      Steve Hatheway 10/26/2021 3:49 PM
      I think the foraging for food is my favorite challenge.  This could be one heck of a BBQ lunch buddy!   We may not live through it but we'll feel gratified that we foraged our through it.

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      Jon Peterson 10/26/2021 3:45 PM
      Yes. With some of those mushrooms in your yard. In fact, I can bring some mushrooms from my yard too. I can also bring some honey locust seed pods that fell in my yard. I read that they can be turned into naturally sweet powders for cooking.