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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Katie Walker

KEEN Canada

"The Earth is what we all have in common."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 756 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    50
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    620
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Katie'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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

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

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

Do at Home

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

Do at Home

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 60 minute(s)

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Katie Walker 10/28/2020 10:47 AM
    Way to go team Canada! You are all so inspiring!

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    Katie Walker 10/27/2020 8:04 AM
    1 more day!!! Let's go team Canada!

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    Katie Walker 10/25/2020 5:58 AM
    3 days left! let's go team! 

    • Velisha HR's avatar
      Velisha HR 10/26/2020 2:58 PM
      Thanks for always inspiring and encouraging us, you are a rock star :) 

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    Katie Walker 10/14/2020 8:10 AM
    The Eco-Challenge is been going on for a week and you are all doing a FANTASTIC job! Well done KEEN Canada! I'll be announcing this week's winner at our Learning Session on Friday!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Katie Walker 10/13/2020 12:04 PM
    As I've gotten older, I realize more that style doesn't mean what's necessarily "trendy". Style is wearing what you want too, when you want too. This means that you don't have to constantly be trying to stay up to date with new fashion - much better for the planet!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Katie Walker 10/13/2020 11:56 AM
    The ease of grabbing a coffee that's already made is definitely appealing. However, working from home and keeping social distanced makes it much the temptation to go and get a coffee much less. Also, I am able to support a local business by purchasing their coffee and making it at home.
  • 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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    Katie Walker 10/13/2020 11:54 AM
    1. Family
    2. Health (physical and mental)
    3. Happiness

    I took a look at what really mattered to me in life.

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    Katie Walker 10/13/2020 11:51 AM
    Amazing job so far Team Canada!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Katie Walker 10/13/2020 11:50 AM
    The barriers would definitely be related to location and where you are. Luckily I am home right now, and can easily fill up my water bottle. At the office we also have filtered water that is readily available. If I'm out running errands I just need to remember to bring my water bottle with me. 
  • 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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    Katie Walker 10/13/2020 11:49 AM
    I feel a lot better after limiting my time on social media. I also have also gone ahead and unfollowed a lot of accounts that don't bring me any particular joy or make me feel good.