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Bailey Benson

Pledge to Go Green!

"Care and appreciate creation. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,309 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    81
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,410
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    6
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2,460
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    81
    miles
    traveled by foot

Bailey's Actions

Simplicity

Meditate

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

COMPLETED 46
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 41
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a unique food

Try a new, local, healthy food item; the closer to the natural source, the better. Bonus if it is a food item that would normally be wasted.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Bailey Benson 4/17/2020 6:48 AM
    I enjoy experimenting with recipes, and so this one was pretty fun. My sister and I tried soaking cashews as a vegan "cream cheese" to make a healthy salted caramel cheesecake, and it was so good! I hadn't tried that before, but I definitely want to try it again.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Bailey Benson 12/26/2018 4:17 PM
    At times, this task is more challenging than I first suspected, especially now that I do quite a bit of work in front of a screen. I try not to eat in front of a screen often, but if I do, I find both positives and negatives. I tend to eat slower but I also tend to eat mindlessly. It's easier to keep snacking and overeat because I am distracted by the computer and not feeling when I am full. Depending on the type of snack, it could lead to less healthy eating. I can easily see how it could develop into a bad habit and maybe even lead to stress-eating. This task is great for developing mindfulness, especially now when computer-use and multi-tasking is so prevalent.