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Hannah Dasyam

Community Team

"I want to make the world a healthier place by demanding the shift to a more sustainable society for our future generations! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 647 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    405
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    250
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    55
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Hannah's Actions

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 10 minutes each day.

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Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

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One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

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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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

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Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

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Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Hannah Dasyam 5/02/2020 1:48 PM
    Electricity in Minnesota in general is primarily generated by coal, natural gas and motor gasoline excluding ethanol. About 37% of utility-scale electricity generation in Minnesota came from coal-fired electric power plants in 2018, 23% from nuclear power plants, and 18% from wind farms. Production by coal is harmful to the environment due to the release of CO2, and coal mining is dangerous for humans and destroys natural habitats. It is also a non-renewable resource, along with natural gas. The burning of natural gas leads to GHG emissions. I hope that one day we will realize that renewable energy is the only option if we want this earth to survive for many generations to come!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Hannah Dasyam 5/02/2020 1:48 PM
    Electricity in Minnesota in general is primarily generated by coal, natural gas and motor gasoline excluding ethanol. About 37% of utility-scale electricity generation in Minnesota came from coal-fired electric power plants in 2018, 23% from nuclear power plants, and 18% from wind farms. Production by coal is harmful to the environment due to the release of CO2, and coal mining is dangerous for humans and destroys natural habitats. It is also a non-renewable resource, along with natural gas. The burning of natural gas leads to GHG emissions. I hope that one day we will realize that renewable energy is the only option if we want this earth to survive for many generations to come!

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    Hannah Dasyam 5/01/2020 7:22 PM
    One of my challenges is to power down my computer every day, and surprisingly this has given me a sense of completeness for the day, like the day is done, I have finished what I can and now it's time for rest. Who knew that such a simple act was so beneficial to the environment and so helpful to my mental health!

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    Hannah Dasyam 5/01/2020 7:20 PM
    Now that the weather has finally warmed up, I have been seeing new signs of spring on my daily walks. In a pond near my house, I found a huge collection of frog eggs! What have other people been seeing on their walks?

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    Hannah Dasyam 4/27/2020 5:03 PM
    If you want a fun way to put your glass bottles or mason jars to use, go outside to a local swamp or creek, and collect water, moss, and rocks to make a mini self-sustaining ecosystem!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go For A Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Hannah Dasyam 4/26/2020 8:15 AM
    With online school I think it's easy to stay cooped up inside all day, staring at a screen. Taking a daily walk (usually I do a full hour!) really helps me de-stress. It gives me a sense of peace and clarity - and puts life into perspective, showing me the things that really matter to me. Breathing in fresh air eases headache, strain, and refreshes me before going back to school work. It also helps me realize that school isn't the end all be all - there are other things in life to indulge and look forward to!
  • 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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    Hannah Dasyam 4/23/2020 3:12 PM
    Two single use plastic items that I use the most often are plastic bags for produce and take out boxes/disposable cutlery. For the produce bag, I have been collecting them and planning to reuse them when I go grocery shopping. For take out, I always forget to bring my reusable cutlery so once things open up again I'm going to start keeping cutlery and containers in my car or backpack!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Hannah Dasyam 4/20/2020 6:57 PM
    I'm going to remember to unplug my toaster!!
  • 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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    Hannah Dasyam 4/20/2020 6:55 PM
    Today I noticed that when I practiced mindful eating, I had more time to organize thoughts in my head and plan what I needed to accomplish. I also realized how hard it was for me to not scroll through my phone while eating! It's definitely different eating alone without watching something to fill the silence!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How can we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

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    Hannah Dasyam 4/20/2020 5:23 PM
    I agree with this quote. We connect with and naturally feel more empathetic for things we understand and experience personally. I think our society is good at having gratitude for each other, as self-care and self-love is becoming a part of pop culture, but we tend to lack gratitude of the natural world. I think we could improve this with education, starting at a young age, about why our environment is important (by showing kids its beauty!).