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Kris Follansbee

Western Technical College - Fall 2021

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 455 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    260
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    354
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    160
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kris's Actions

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 2 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 8
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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 7
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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 10 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Kris Follansbee's avatar
    Kris Follansbee 10/11/2021 8:16 AM
    I am a big believer in practicing gratitude and always being thankful for what we have. However, I have not been great at keeping up with writing down what I am grateful for. I love doing this because I feel great while I am thinking of the many things I can write but also love reading my past days writings.  
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Work-Life Balance
    How might practicing work-life balance lead to a more sustainable life for yourself? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

    Kris Follansbee's avatar
    Kris Follansbee 10/11/2021 8:12 AM
    I spend many days working more than 8 hours which can be stressful and takes time away from being outdoors and doing things with my husband. By practicing a better work-life balance, I feel I will be a better wife and employee.