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Ryan Green (Salem)

YCP Microeconomics Fall 2022

"I am working to strengthen my physical and mental health as well as supporting others to make the world a better place."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 339 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    430
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    245
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    17
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    196
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    560
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    245
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning

Ryan's Actions

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.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 20 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 7
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 20 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Ryan Green (Salem) 10/19/2022 12:30 PM
    Very easy at this point. It has become second nature to be mindful of my impact.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Ryan Green (Salem) 10/19/2022 12:29 PM
    Uncertainty of whether tap water is safe to drink and filtered enough keeps me from drinking from tap water sometimes if filtered water is not accessible. I trust most sources but not all. 

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    Ryan Green (Salem) 10/18/2022 9:13 AM
    My Ecochallenge has been an eye opening experience but also an easy adjustment. Making decisions mindfully about how I am effecting the environment started difficult but became much more quickly the more I thought mindfully. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Ryan Green (Salem) 10/18/2022 9:11 AM
    I would like to focus on what I am doing to better myself and how I can continue to improve upon my decisions to do so.

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    Ryan Green (Salem) 10/17/2022 12:02 PM
    I have been picking up lots of trash off a yard or two in the local community by the college.

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    Ryan Green (Salem) 10/12/2022 11:58 AM
    It's become easier to be mindful of how much water I am using, waste I am producing, and how healthy I am being.

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    Ryan Green (Salem) 10/05/2022 12:03 PM
    I have been more attentive to the amount of waste I am leaving behind and how will manage my health
  • 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?

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    Ryan Green (Salem) 10/04/2022 11:56 AM
    I can continue to workout with my friends and rotate sets with them. I can also try to do certain workouts not requiring equipment outdoors.