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

  • 30 Today
  • 76 This Week
  • 533 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • 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!

  • Dani Jensen 10/10/2019 6:09 AM
    Day 9: I am grateful for heat/air conditioning, the ability to vote for things/people I believe in, and comedians (because I love a good laugh)!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Dani Jensen 10/09/2019 2:39 PM
    When I walk outside, I am able to observe everything around me. I am able to stop and enjoy what is happening in my area. When driving, I am more focused on getting from point A to point B with little to no interruptions. My focus is to get somewhere, not to experience what is happening around me. Also, while driving, depending on the time of day, there is so much traffic that it distracts me from the nature surrounding us. I have been enjoying my walks around the river and even though it is usually the same walk, I find things that I haven't noticed before and love taking in the fresh air!