October 2 - October 23, 2019

Dani Jensen

EcoINL

"Here to make myself more eco-friendly and to help make the world a better place one step at a time!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 598 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Dani's Actions

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the 'Learn More' resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

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One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 10 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    People are motivated to forage for many different reasons: as a source for food, a means of income, to connect with nature, to participate in cultural tradition, transmitting specific ecological knowledge, or as a means of stewarding local and native plant populations. What is your chief motivation for foraging?

    Dani Jensen 10/23/2019 3:51 PM
    I actually go foraging twice a year! I go mid-spring towards the mountains to gather morels (for those who don't know, these are mushrooms). My husband and I collect about 5 pounds worth and we cut some up and freeze them for soups, we also dehydrate some and add them to our breakfast scrambles and again soups/dinners. We also go late summer/early fall and go huckleberry picking! We love huckleberries and we are so lucky to be close to places where they grow naturally. To answer this question more directly, my chief motivation for foraging is for a source of food. We find it is a lot cheaper (more work though!) to go out and enjoy some time outside and pick our own then to buy at the grocery store. We might look into selling to our local chefs and local natural grocery stores in the future though!


  • Dani Jensen 10/23/2019 5:54 AM
    Day 22 (LAST DAY): I am so grateful to be alive and well, had the ability to participate in this challenge and actually keep with most of my challenges, and I am incredibly grateful to be given the responsibility to make a better world for generations to come! 


  • Dani Jensen 10/22/2019 5:33 AM
    Day 21: I am grateful for this amazing challenge and everything it has to offer, the individuals participating in challenges like this to help make our world a better place to be in, and the ability to challenge myself to be a better person and how little steps make a difference.


  • Dani Jensen 10/21/2019 5:39 AM
    Day 20: I am grateful for clean drinking water, long naps, and the ability to spend quality time with my husband and fur babies during the weekends.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

    Dani Jensen 10/17/2019 6:16 AM
    I noticed pretty quickly that I spend way too much on coffee. Everyday, I would/will spend approximately 5-10 dollars on coffees each DAY! I know there is cheaper ways of getting my daily dose of caffeine, and one of the changes I have started to make is bringing my own mug which reduces the cost for drip coffee. I have also been trying to brew my own from home and bringing it with me. The last thing I have tried changing is what I order, for example, I mostly order drips or americanos instead of the mochas and lattes, as well as, only ordering the small size instead of medium or large. Not only do these options help me save money, I am reducing the number of paper cups I use each day and I am saving on unneeded calories from all the sugars found in the sweet coffees.

  • Dani Jensen 10/17/2019 6:10 AM
    Day 16: I am grateful for the ability to up-cycle thrift finds into something beautiful that can be used again (one of my favorite hobbies), the ability to sleep on a warm, soft bed, and video games which is my way of staying connected with my friends from college.


  • Dani Jensen 10/16/2019 5:47 AM
    Day 15: I am so grateful for (no-kill) animal shelters/fosters who take care of all the animals I wish I could take home and love forever, I am super grateful for my adorable nephew, who brings me joy and happiness every time I see him, and I am grateful for chicken tortilla soup (my favorite comfort food)!

  • Dani Jensen 10/15/2019 10:37 AM
    Day 14: I am grateful for my co-workers and their helpfulness, for my seeing glasses (I had no idea that the world could be anything but a blur! haha), and CHOCOLATE! Because what would we ever do without it?!

  • Dani Jensen 10/14/2019 5:35 AM
    I had the opportunity to spend a whole day at Lagoon, and I'll tell you what, my feet hurt from how much walking we did! Definitely exceeded my goal of 20 minutes, but it was a beautiful day outside and I experienced something new and different which was a nice change of pace!  

  • Dani Jensen 10/14/2019 5:32 AM
    Day 13: I am grateful for the ability to travel, the ability to experience other cultures, and the ability to learn about my history as well as others!