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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Will Shih

EMME

"Do better"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,387 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    53
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    53
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    9
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    320
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    650
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Will's Actions

Nature

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses, such as 'Reconnecting with Earth', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize Ecochallenge.org's discussion course A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World with my family, friends, co-workers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

Do at Home

I will install an alternative energy system, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses on food sustainability, Menu for the Future or Hungry for Change, with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

Do at Home

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units with energy saving units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Watch Party

Do at Home

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

Do at Home

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

Do at Home

I will raise money to support Ecochallenge.org or another nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

Do at Home

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

Do at Home

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

Do at Home

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track My Purchases

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

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

Simplicity

Meditate

Do at Home

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 30 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Health

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: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Do at Home

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 1 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Organize a Course
    What would you like to discuss about nature, the environment, or sustainability with your family, friends, coworkers or classmates?

    Will Shih's avatar
    Will Shih 10/27/2021 9:21 AM
    I want to see how everyone interacts with sustainability
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Organize a Course
    How can you use Ecochallenge.org programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

    Will Shih's avatar
    Will Shih 10/27/2021 8:03 AM
    Start to build a community

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    Will Shih 10/27/2021 6:24 AM
    Reflecting on sustainability 

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    Will Shih 10/26/2021 5:03 PM
    Nearing the finish line!!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    Will Shih's avatar
    Will Shih 10/25/2021 3:04 PM
    Reduces the need for fossil fuels
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

    Will Shih's avatar
    Will Shih 10/25/2021 3:01 PM
    There are a lot of stormwater and flooding issues in Chicago due to climate change

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    Will Shih 10/25/2021 11:10 AM
    Keeping the enthusiasm up as weather gets bad!

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    Will Shih 10/24/2021 6:52 PM
    Rounding into the final stretch

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    Will Shih 10/22/2021 10:20 PM
    Walking in lieu of other things more 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Organize a Course
    How can you use Ecochallenge.org's programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

    Will Shih's avatar
    Will Shih 10/22/2021 11:27 AM
    It provides expertise and content for organizing