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Anna Carlson

PLNU BUS 4075 SP21 Sustainability in Action

"Conscious imperfect sustainable living now."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 30 This Week
  • 682 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    277
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    8
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Anna's Actions

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 10 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 5 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 45 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Restorative Justice

I will spend 10 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Host A Watch Party

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 15 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Host A Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Anna Carlson 4/11/2021 10:11 PM
    SEASPIRACY reminds me of any terrifying environmental documentary...terrifying. The reality is quite scary even though every existing corporate or large-scale industry plays a huge role in polluting our earth. 

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    Anna Carlson 4/05/2021 8:11 AM
    In Flex we've had a water shortage in one of the washing machines, forcing us to be better at conserving it.

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    Anna Carlson 4/04/2021 3:09 PM
    Easter sunrise service was a great time of reflection and peace. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Anna Carlson 3/30/2021 2:46 PM
    I did a HIT cardio workout and I am surfing this afternoon. It's too nice out to be inside-can't wait for mental health day tomorrow!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Anna Carlson 3/27/2021 10:06 AM
    I started a little house plant micro habitat. It brings me peace and I grow basil.