Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini

UWL ENV TEAM BRAUN

Points Total

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  • 377 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    140
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    9,968
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    10
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/15/2019 12:35 PM
    When you disengage from your everyday routine, it allows your brain to function somewhere else. When you return to you schedule you can use the other part of your brain that is now relaxed and recharged. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/15/2019 12:34 PM
    Finding new uses for old goods. Such as using an old shirt as a rag when you may need one to wipe up a mess in the kitchen. 

  • Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/15/2019 12:33 PM
    Today I meditated twice and right after my first meditation I enjoyed the sunrise as I walked out of the YMCA.I had to turn off my heating because it is not cold enough yet. 

  • Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/08/2019 10:11 AM
    Some of the challenges that were provided I realized that I normally do on a daily basis. The ones I have picked I tend to be more conscious about during this challenge. I hope to not only keep these habits but show others how easy it is to do.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Heat and Cool Naturally
    What are other ways you could use the power of the sun to reduce your own environmental footprint?

    Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/08/2019 10:10 AM
    If I had my own yard I would start my own garden to grow most of my own produce. This way I'm reducing CO2 emissions and providing an area for local pollinators to help the environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/08/2019 10:08 AM
    The energy of La Crosse is generated by Xcel energy. They impact the world by using fossil fuels, but are finding ways to utilize more sustainable ways to create energy via wind and solar. This impacts the environment with pollution as of right now, but in the future it may only minimally impact them.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/08/2019 10:05 AM
    With the money I have saved I will continue to save so I can go do more outdoor recreation activities. I love to hike and backpack in the La Crosse area with the cool fall weather.
  • 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?

    Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/07/2019 3:26 PM
    Barries to using reusable water bottles is the accessibility. It is very easy to grab a plastic water bottle from the fridge at the student union when I forgot to grab my own water bottle at home. I try to be very conscious of my wastefulness. 
  • 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?

    Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/07/2019 3:26 PM
    Barries to using reusable water bottles is the accessibility. It is very easy to grab a plastic water bottle from the fridge at the student union when I forgot to grab my own water bottle at home. I try to be very conscious of my wastefulness. 
  • 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?

    Kaitlyn Barker-Boarini 10/07/2019 3:26 PM
    Barries to using reusable water bottles is the accessibility. It is very easy to grab a plastic water bottle from the fridge at the student union when I forgot to grab my own water bottle at home. I try to be very conscious of my wastefulness.