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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Sam Makarczyk

KCIA Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 166 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    24
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    205
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Sam's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Do at Home

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

Do at Home

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 15 minute(s)

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Sam Makarczyk 10/29/2020 8:13 AM
    A major way virtual meeting can preserve the culture of your board is to be an active participant. Where you are being engaged and contributing to discussions and putting your opinion out there. It is also nice to but in fun breaks here and there where you get to socialize for a bit and then get back to business, so that your brain can have a little rest.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also take more time than we realize or intend to give. After doing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

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    Sam Makarczyk 10/29/2020 8:10 AM
    Taking some time away from social media really just gives you a bit of a break from the craziness of the world today. While it can be good to know what's going on it can also lead to mental health affects, like stress due to you feeling not good with current news. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Sam Makarczyk 10/28/2020 11:13 PM
    When practicing mindfulness during eating it allows for better connection with those around you instead of being drawn to your screens and being antisocial.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Sam Makarczyk 10/28/2020 11:09 PM
    I try to get about 7 and a half hours of sleep, normally on school days I get from 6 and a half to 7ish sometimes getting that 7 1/2. On weekend I most definitely get over that 7 1/2. I would like to get more sleep on school days but still be productive with nightly homework. I have recently turned on a sleeping feature on my phone where it kinda locks down the phone and tries to get you to wind down and go to bed, and it works for the most part.