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Leigha Dick

Happy Honu's

"To integrate sustainable thinking, actions, and contributions into daily life."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,036 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    44
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    139
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    39
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    142
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    142
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    75
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,484
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    166
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    28
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    450
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Leigha's Actions

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gal (56 L) of water a day or 450 gal (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 35
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 70
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 71
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 58
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Engage In Active Listening

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 2 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Walk Instead

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

COMPLETED 63
DAILY 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 47
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

COMPLETED 29
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.

COMPLETED 68
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Leigha Dick 4/21/2022 4:53 PM
    I am so tired of walking between classes 

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    Leigha Dick 4/20/2022 2:31 PM
    Hey guys! Don't forget to check in!!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Leigha Dick 4/20/2022 2:24 PM
    Being outside is a good distraction from technology, social media, and many draining distractions for our brains. Being outside connects us back to the planet and personally, makes me feel more centered, organized, and calm on a mental level.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Visit A Local Farm
    How do our current food growing and manufacturing processes affect our future and the future of Earth?

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    Leigha Dick 4/20/2022 2:22 PM
    Growing and manufacturing food resources a hefty amount of resources. Water, fuel, and packaging are all natural resources that seem to become more limited by the day. To produce commercial goods, we consume so many resources that will becoming sparing in the future. Transporting food costs energy for refrigeration and the travel, which both output greenhouse gasses into our atmosphere. Emissions lead to global warming and a chain-reaction of negative effects.
  • 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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    Leigha Dick 4/20/2022 1:35 PM
    Living in a condensed area limits the available area for a garden; however, the balcony and free surfaces in my home can be occupied by potted plants. It is very simple to install a hanging garden or to scatter your plants throughout your home, but still possible. I like feeling surrounding by the greenery and think that this way works very well for me.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you stay in -- whether your hometown or your campus community? In what ways is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you?

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    Leigha Dick 4/19/2022 5:24 PM
    Throughout the spring semester, I participated in three different community beach cleanups. The cleanups were located across multiple beaches on Oahu. I like to know that the beaches I spend time on and are relied on by many creatures are healthy. It is unsettling to know that the coasts harbor so much debris that should not be there.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Leigha Dick 4/19/2022 5:17 PM
    I have a lot more to compost than I thought. When I get food, I often never finish my plate and throw out a lot of my food. This has generated so much food waste that could be prevented. I plan to use my compost to fertilize my plants in and around my home.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Leigha Dick 4/19/2022 5:13 PM
    1. Feeling content and confident in life (physical, mental, organization)
    2. Actively working to reduce my environmental impacts on the planet
    3. Maintain a positive outlook on society and my life. Mental health is an extremely important foundation to organizing a healthy lifestyle.
    4. Be kind

  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Leigha Dick 4/19/2022 4:05 PM
    Meat production uses a lot of water and creates lots of toxic manure that runs of into bodies of water. It also costs a lot to package and ship the meat, increasing the waste and greenhouse gas production. Not to mention, it requires so much money to operate all of these things on top of the negative outcomes.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for using every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable (including the skins, tops, stalks, etc.) during your next meal prep?

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    Leigha Dick 4/19/2022 4:02 PM
    Eating the whole thing raw or finding recipes that use the entire food within the meal.