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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Cali Kirby

KCIA Green Team

"“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 751 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    6
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    119
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    62
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    1
    water collection systems
    installed

Cali's Actions

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

Do at Home

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Carry my Trash

Do at Home

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 10 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

Do at Home

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 15 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

Simplicity

Mindfulness Practice

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

Do at Home

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 10 minute(s)

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes researching the impact of old harmful refrigerants on our environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

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

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 4 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

Health

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

Feed


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    Cali Kirby 10/28/2020 12:48 PM
    How is everyone's day going so far?

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    Cali Kirby 10/28/2020 8:23 AM
    Good morning everyone!   

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    Cali Kirby 10/27/2020 8:20 AM
    Good morning everyone!   

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    Cali Kirby 10/26/2020 8:27 AM
    Good morning everyone!   

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    Cali Kirby 10/23/2020 8:56 AM
    Good morning guys        
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Cali Kirby's avatar
    Cali Kirby 10/22/2020 8:44 AM
    It reduces stress, increases enjoyment, and easier digestion.

  • Cali Kirby's avatar
    Cali Kirby 10/22/2020 8:06 AM
    Good morning everyone!   
  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn About Constructive Communication
    How can you, your loved ones, the community, and environment all benefit from constructive communication?

    Cali Kirby's avatar
    Cali Kirby 10/21/2020 12:45 PM
    It builds trust, it prevents and solves problems, it provides clarity and direction, it creates better relationships, it increases engagement, it improves productivity, and it promotes team building.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants
    Why are old refrigerant gases so harmful to our environment?

    Cali Kirby's avatar
    Cali Kirby 10/21/2020 12:41 PM
    Old refrigerants have a big impact on the ozone layer and global warming. Such gases are thousands of times more harmful than carbon dioxide and continue to increase global warming.

    • Lora Jones's avatar
      Lora Jones 10/21/2020 7:35 PM
      Better refrigerant management is considered an important solution for reducing greenhouse gasses. "Fluorinated gases have a potent greenhouse effect and are widely used as refrigerants. Managing leaks and disposal of these chemicals can avoid emissions in buildings and landfills."
      https://www.drawdown.org/solutions/refrigerant-management
  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Voter Suppression
    What are the ways in which voters are prohibited from or discouraged from voting in your region and/or state? What could be done to get rid of these barriers?

    Cali Kirby's avatar
    Cali Kirby 10/21/2020 12:39 PM
    "To prevent fraud, we must require government-issued photo identification in order to vote, we must pass laws demanding documentary proof of citizenship in order to register to vote, and voter registration by community groups must be curtailed." I got this from an article I read and I think everyone should be able to vote.