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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Marti Mendenhall

Energy Coaches

"To be as energy efficient and planet-friendly as possible, both inside and out!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,412 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    70
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,410
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    9
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    345
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    216
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    675
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    16
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    48
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Marti's Actions

Water

Calculate My Water Footprint

Do at Home

I will calculate my Water Footprint to learn about my tap water use and "virtual water" use.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 10 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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 15 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Offset for Climate Justice

Do at Home

Greenhouse gases found in old refrigerants are up to 10,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide. I will help eliminate these gases through the purchase of offset credits to ensure we all have a planet we can thrive on.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

Do at Home

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 15 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

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

Do at Home

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 20 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign Up to Vote

Do at Home

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Finish the no-lawn Pathway

I have had a yard-in-progresss for over a year. It is my goal to finish the pathways around my yard, so I can go out and enjoy the space - barefoot!

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching the impact of old harmful refrigerants on our environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing and determine if it is right for me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household

Do at Home

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

Do at Home

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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 3 gallons (11 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Mindfulness Practice

Do at Home

I will spend 8 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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 5 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 3:08 PM
    WOW - One of my teammates is SMOKIN' HOT today!!!!! ON Fire!!! Way to go BRENDA!!!!

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 3:00 PM
    OMG! Only just a big left in this challenge! I'm really hoping our teammates step-it up. We ONLY have about a 3 point spread in between us and another group. Just a few more updates and we might have them! Muwaaahhhhh. For me, the competition has really pushed me to reach higher and do more, inlcuding homework at night and early morning hours. I'm gald for that!

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 7:04 AM
    OK - I can't figure out how to see where we are in relation to other teams. All I see is waypoint. I can't do this by myeslf, team!!!  I think we are tied with Waypoint? Help me figure it out?

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      Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 7:19 AM
      Yep! It works! I posted to our email chain. If we can just get a few more of our peeps to check in today - on anything. We are so close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Jon Peterson 10/27/2021 7:10 AM
      Hopefully this link works for you. It should be all of the teams in our group. 
      https://peoples.ecochallenge.org/dashboards/teams?utf8=%E2%9C%93&sword=Energy+Trust+Commercial+Strategic+Energy+Management&commit=Search&country=&state=&kind=

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 6:58 AM
    Well, it's 6:56 am and I've finally completed the rest of my 21 One-Time Challenges. It's too early for my walk, or my joyful 20 minutes. Does filling out these challenges and moving my team up the ranks count as joyful movement? Probably not. lol But hey, I'm pretty proud of myself for cranking out some pretty challenge actions. I'm actually looking forward to doing this again next year. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Calculate My Water Footprint
    How does your view on water consumption change after completing this action?

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 6:53 AM
    I'm going to look into a low-flow faucet for my kitchen sink. I'm also going to replace the 1/2 bath toilet by January 1st!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degradation and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 6:35 AM
    I can't say who is most affected by environmental degradation, because I believe WE ALL ARE the victimes here. It freaks me out to see how much pollution there is literally next door! I have a hard time seeing animals in perril on the tube, so you can imagine how I feel about realizing humans are in perril as well. I can hardly stand it, and this has been the hardest challenge for me. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole 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?

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 6:27 AM
    Some way people are discouraged from voting are not being able to vote-by-mail and protesters/bullying in lines. I'm not sure that the bullying happens in my state. I am sure, however, that social media has helped divide us as a country. From what I've read, some of the bigger social media outlets have done more damage than good in politics. I am heartened to hear that these issues are being discussed in the media today.

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 6:21 AM
    Today I am grateful for my cat, Ripley - named after Ellen Ripley. Name that movie? I am also grateful for Pumpkins, because they're fun. And I'm grateful for Halloween. The ONE time of year, when I was a kid, where I got to BE anything I wanted to be. To Dream. Love Halloween becuase of that. Anyway - since this is our last day, I'm going to wish us all a Happy Halloween! May you have the power to dream and BE all you want to be!

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/27/2021 6:19 AM
    Well - my personal eco-challenge has been going pretty well. Better than expected, actually. There is this competition with my co-workers which has really driven me higher. But I really haven't come out on top very much. That's kind of hard for me to take! I would have like to have won a bit more in our daily challenges. But in the end, I'm glad my co-workers have pushed me to be stronger, better, faster. (We have the technology. lol) Name that show?

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    Marti Mendenhall 10/26/2021 3:31 PM
    I can't believe this is almost over! I have so much research to do tonight. sigh . . . But onward!