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April 3 - April 21, 2023
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Audrey Wronski

Herd Strong!

"I am striving to think about sustainability holistically. It's more than the environment- it's about bettering myself too!"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 434 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    200
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    8.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    15
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    15
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    240
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • UP TO
    17
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    10
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Audrey's actions

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

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 or local community garden.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/19/2023 7:21 AM
    Pollinators are essential to a HUGE portion of our food supply.
  • 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 create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/13/2023 7:52 AM
    Trying to limit social media is tricky. it really sucks you in. When I am successful, I LOVE it. I quit facebook a few years ago and it has been such an improvement. I haven't quit my other social media- but I am enjoying to extra time and feel better when I'm not getting sucked into bad news.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/11/2023 5:47 AM
    When I pause to reflect and tell people thank you or praise them, it reminds me how much good there already is. It is really easy in our world, to hear news and think that PEOPLE are inherently bad- or problematic. Or that it is too much work to motivate people to do good. But reflecting makes me realize how many people are really trying to do good!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/05/2023 7:34 AM
    Right now, I feel like I do pretty well with avoiding single use plastics like straws and grocery bags- the ones that have easy to get alternatives. I even have a reusable K-cup. However- it's really challenging with some of the single use packaging. There are products that are packaged in plastic containers where there isn't much of a market to recycle them. I'm trying to be better about looking for alternatives to buying things in plastic packaging.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking, or driving?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/04/2023 8:15 AM
    I love riding my bike to work. I see students on the way and they often ask me about biking to school when they see me. I just moved back to a location that is close enough to bike- so I'm very excited to be biking again!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Audrey Wronski 4/03/2023 9:18 AM
    There are so many actions we take that impact our water. I try to focus on reducing runoff where I can to minimize different pollutants that can get into our local streams. We are connected to the Chesapeake bay, which has high nutrients and sediment from agriculture. Minimizing erosion in our area can help with that.

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    Audrey Wronski 4/03/2023 8:53 AM
    Don't forget to start checking in today! You get more points if you check in on the correct day.

    You can add goals any time through the challenge- especially one time goals!