Thomas Engel

EPFE 201 - 9

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 606 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    130
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    9,981
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    39
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1,140
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    72
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 30 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Thomas Engel 11/20/2019 11:16 AM
    These challenges are creating a better quality of life for the participants. Those who keep up with these pledges are developing healthy habits. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

    Thomas Engel 11/13/2019 11:34 AM
    I have set aside a certain amount of time each day to either exercise, do extra studying, or even learning how to cook a new recipe for a meal I have not tried.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Thomas Engel 11/13/2019 11:30 AM
    I would like to manifest the areas in my life that make me most happy. With the upcoming cold winter, seasonal depression can occur because of how bleak it is outside. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

    Thomas Engel 11/13/2019 11:21 AM
    Eating fruits and vegetables regularly can improve both your mental and physical health. Some meat, like beef, is produced in an environmentally inefficient way. Cows can be useful for the planet, if they are allowed room to graze. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Thomas Engel 11/13/2019 11:19 AM
    I have been using public transportation such as buses and trains since high school. I understand that an efficient public transportation schedule is a necessity for many people. Being able to take the bus to class instead of driving my car helps the environment, and I will not have to spend as much money on gas.

  • Thomas Engel 11/12/2019 11:25 AM
    Exercise and an extra hour of sleep at night has had me feeling better mentally about the progress I am making in my life. 

  • Thomas Engel 11/10/2019 6:59 PM
    Washing clothing garments in cold water also prevents the color from fading in the material.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Thomas Engel 11/06/2019 10:28 PM
    I'm going to Disney World!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Thomas Engel 11/06/2019 10:26 PM
    I would like to monitor my sleeping schedule to ensure that I get eight hours of sleep. I will continue to be successful in this action as long as I get to bed at around midnight. 
  • 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?

    Thomas Engel 11/06/2019 10:20 PM
    Instead of going to the gym alone, I can start bringing a friend as a work out partner. Sometimes that is the inspiration that people need to exercise.