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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Nick Wleklinski

420 E Ohio Apartments

"Be a better person who is environmentally conscious and teach others on how to be environmentally friendly and aware "

Points Total

  • 60 Today
  • 235 This Week
  • 732 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    264
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    6
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    384
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    114
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Nick's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 30 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

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

Do at Home

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

Do at Home

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

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

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

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

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Do at Home

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

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

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

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

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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

Do at Home

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with durable non-plastic options.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Carry my Trash

Do at Home

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track My Purchases

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/16/2021 8:24 AM
    Starting to feel like fall out there! Love this time of year
  • 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?

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/16/2021 8:24 AM
    The different ways we can contribute to sustainability and hear if they have any ideas how we can be more impactful
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Find / Join A Sharing Economy
    What are some of the barriers to sharing economies? What is your plan for supporting or creating one in your community?

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/13/2021 5:15 PM
    Sometimes starting the conversation is the hardest part 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/13/2021 5:15 PM
    Great to be able to plant something and watch it grow

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/10/2021 7:03 PM
    Had a great time helping out at the marathon today. Congrats to all the runners today!

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/09/2021 5:41 PM
    Excited to help out with the marathon tomorrow. Looks like it'll be a hot one!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/09/2021 5:40 PM
    By posting my doings on social media and referring them through the program I use
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Use an Energy Meter
    How can you make your home more energy efficient?

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/09/2021 5:39 PM
    Keeping lights off when not in the room, not using the TV for simply background noise
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/09/2021 5:39 PM
    Much easier to adjust to temp based on our activity in the house and also simplifies my life in that I don't have to remember to adjust it manually every day 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Nick Wleklinski 10/09/2021 5:38 PM
    It was more of a time commitment, but was a good process to go through