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John Endy (101)

YCP Spring 2024

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 433 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    3.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    180
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    5.0
    neighbors
    met
  • UP TO
    3.0
    people
    helped
  • UP TO
    35
    minutes
    spent learning

John's actions

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Nature

Explore My Area

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

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 15 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    John Endy (101) 4/10/2024 7:02 PM
    I think spending time outdoors is super fun and can make 2 hours seem like it was spent well. When I went on the nature walk I zoned out and took everything in. I was able to take a break from the work and just think of things to myself. It made me more self conscious aswell.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community Meet My Neighbors
    In what ways can you create more real and meaningful interactions with friends — or strangers — each week?

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    John Endy (101) 4/10/2024 7:01 PM
    I think that talking to people on my dorm level gives you more of a self fulfillment than anything. Everyone is unique and talking even in passing truly makes a big difference. I think commenting on their shirt if their an Eagles fan for example makes a big difference since people have done the same to me when I see them again. It's the small things in interactions.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

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    John Endy (101) 4/09/2024 12:43 PM
    Climate change affects how much water is in cycle. With less water in cycle, we see less rainfall. With less rainfall we see less plants because they cannot survive. Looking up east coast/ PA water is easy with the department of PA website.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    John Endy (101) 4/07/2024 12:02 PM
    A lot of issues with the health of impact is pollution both locally and globally. Pollution is a big issue considering there are now even water land fills. The lack of biodiversity in today's world is a big contributor into the health of the water and planet. We can let Forrest and other materials grow instead of continuing to harvest and to use more biodegradable materials.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    John Endy (101) 4/05/2024 12:01 PM
    I've found that often times when I'm going to Lidl ill use my bookbag. This helps the environment plus it is easier than carrying the disposable bags.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

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    John Endy (101) 4/02/2024 5:11 PM
    I've noticed most of my purchases have been with food and are spontaneous. I think I can cut back on multiple trips and focus on one big trip for grocerys and food.