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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Martina Kotseva

HP Bulgaria

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 879 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    15
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    451
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Martina's Actions

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Nurture Self-Compassion

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes nurturing my Self-Compassion.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Do at Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research My Investment Portfolio

Do at Home

I will find out what stocks and bonds are in my investment account portfolio to determine if they align with my values (e.g. environmental, social responsibility, community).

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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

Community

Express My Support

Do at Home

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

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

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

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

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

Do at Home

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 7 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Mindfulness Practice

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

Do at Home

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

Do at Home

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

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

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn More about Food Apartheid
    What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

    Martina Kotseva's avatar
    Martina Kotseva 10/28/2020 7:36 AM
    Lack of access to nutritious food can affect a community in many ways but mostly in illnesses. Nutritious food can increase your immune system.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Nurture Self-Compassion
    How can nurturing your Self-Compassion also nurture healthier relationships with others and the environment?

    Martina Kotseva's avatar
    Martina Kotseva 10/28/2020 7:34 AM
    Self-care, self-love and self-compassion are very important in any relationship you have with others. If you do not take care of yourself, you cannot do that to others as well as the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

    Martina Kotseva's avatar
    Martina Kotseva 10/28/2020 7:33 AM
    It helps you unwind and enjoy the moment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Martina Kotseva 10/28/2020 7:32 AM
    I already helped my mother to make some jar pickles and lutenitsa. :)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent where you live?

    Martina Kotseva's avatar
    Martina Kotseva 10/28/2020 7:31 AM
    Plastic pollution is the most pressing issue in Sofia, Bulgaria. Recycling is not compulsory, therefore, most of the people still do not do it.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Martina Kotseva 10/23/2020 5:03 AM
    My top 5 values are: loyalty, open-mindedness, honesty, creativity and positivity.
    I believe those values can help me out in every situation, personal or professional. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

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    Martina Kotseva 10/23/2020 4:59 AM
    Upgrading my windows made my flat warmer, especially when I turned on the heating system. It uses less energy and it saves more money.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Martina Kotseva 10/23/2020 4:58 AM
    I would like to invest more time in reflecting on the present time. I have the tendency to think a lot about past things and I want to be more aware of the current time. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go Get a Check Up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Martina Kotseva 10/23/2020 4:57 AM
    I always make time for myself alone during the week. It is very important for me to stay with myself for a couple of hours and enjoy a cup of tea.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

    Martina Kotseva's avatar
    Martina Kotseva 10/23/2020 4:51 AM
    Creativity gives helps you to look at things and think of all the ways you can use them for instead of buying a lot of other stuff.