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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Gillian Schneider

NVeco

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 894 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    425
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    345
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    265
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    41
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    790
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    60
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Gillian's Actions

Nature

Do Nature Activities

Do at Home

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 20 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

Do at Home

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
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

Health

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 45 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

Do at Home

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 30 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

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

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

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

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 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

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

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

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

Simplicity

Find / Join A Sharing Economy

Do at Home

I will research tool libraries and other sharing economy organizations in my area and rent instead of buy next time I need something they offer.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Gillian Schneider 10/27/2021 9:45 AM
    I stayed at a friend's house over the weekend and did not sleep nearly as well as being back at home.  I have to say, memory foam mattress topper is not tremendously comfortable.

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    Gillian Schneider 10/23/2021 4:14 PM
    Went to an archery event with my son today.  What a beautiful day!  What a great group of people.

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    Gillian Schneider 10/19/2021 6:52 PM
    This has been a challenging week already (only Tuesday),  With a full heart, I went out to plant a tree. I hope that this one does not get eaten by deer like last year's white oak I planted. Fingers crossed.

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    Gillian Schneider 10/19/2021 6:47 PM
    I was able to mow my grass and spend quality time outside on this beautiful 70 degree day.  Fall is here, and it has been beautiful.

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    Gillian Schneider 10/19/2021 6:45 PM
    So I was actually sick Sunday, so I slept SO much.  Two naps and then about 11.5 hours of sleep.  I am feeling so much better--Monday into Tuesday.  
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Gillian Schneider 10/14/2021 5:52 AM
    That's quite daunting.  I know there are ways that I am more sustainable than many other friends, family members, neighbors.  But I also know I can do better.

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    Gillian Schneider 10/12/2021 5:56 AM
    After three days at Starved Rock, I am back at school. Though I have a change of environment, I will continue to go for walks and to be thankful for my surroundings. And creative writing will write odes and haiku about nature (or other topics).  Make it a great week!

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    Gillian Schneider 10/11/2021 7:30 AM
    So beautiful at Starved Rock! Hiking daily and enjoying time with my friend.

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    Gillian Schneider 10/09/2021 9:03 PM
    I am at Starved Rock in Utica, and there is an option to fill a bag from any trash from the trail and get a reusable bag.  Such a great idea!  Hope to help clean up the trail tomorrow during our hike.

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    Gillian Schneider 10/08/2021 9:34 AM
    Impact investing might become a future strategy.  I think that may be a way to force investors to consider more of the environmental impact they have and lead us on a better path in the future.