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Liam Killeen

JEELA

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 847 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.9
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    19
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6.1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    5.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    126
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    31
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    144
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    43
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    390
    minutes
    spent learning

Liam's Actions

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 60 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 15 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 11
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

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

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

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 60 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided below and spend 120 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Liam Killeen 11/16/2020 10:34 AM
    Balance is the essence of sustainability because if you keep consuming more resources than the can be regenerated and if you keep generating waste that the planet can't break down or absorb in a timely manner, then you are degrading the planet and ruining the prospects of future generations, not to mention the rest of the biosphere.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES
    How is equality for trans, femme, and nonbinary people important to a just and sustainable society?

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    Liam Killeen 11/07/2020 4:30 PM
    I think judging people for their character goes a long way towards building a just society.  As far as building a sustainable society, treating people with decency and being open to their ideas brings more brain power to the table and helps to solve issues humanity now faces. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Liam Killeen 10/31/2020 9:57 PM
    It helps you to appreciate life more fully. And to take the good and the bad in stride.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Liam Killeen 10/31/2020 9:51 PM
    I cancelled a magazine subscription that I barely read and I feel less cluttered now and less guilty about the paper that was wasted on a magazine that I usually would only read a few pages of. The next step I'll take is opting out of junk mail.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Reduce refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Liam Killeen 10/31/2020 9:49 PM
    I was addicted to sugar.  I feel less stressed and more calm now that I'm eating less sugar.  I'm also in better shape.
  • 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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    Liam Killeen 10/31/2020 9:48 PM
    There aren't any barriers to me personally for making this a habit and I've bought a few metal reusable water bottles that I plan to use for decades if they last that long.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Liam Killeen 10/31/2020 9:46 PM
    Pollution of the ocean with plastics and chemicals contaminates and/or kills fish. Which can lead to humans eating microplastics or not being able to catch and sell as much fish as they used to.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Liam Killeen 10/31/2020 9:41 PM
    I could reduce the amount of food waste I produce by meal planning more.  I could also reuse by storing food in jars I've emptied or repurpose by using jars I've emptied to store things like thumbtacks or guitar picks instead of buying a new container for that.
  • 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?

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    Liam Killeen 10/31/2020 9:38 PM
    It helps me get more nutrients that my body needs to function well and eating lower on the food chain helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes into producing the food I eat.
  • 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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    Liam Killeen 10/31/2020 9:37 PM
    I can go hiking or go to the beach more.  I also tend to exercise alone because that's when I recharge. I could exercise more and see if friends wanted to go hiking or something in the excess time.