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Kenneth Kimble

Earth Mamas

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,120 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    53
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    53
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    51
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,165
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    500
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    125
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1,730
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Kenneth's 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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 3 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

COMPLETED 24
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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY 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

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

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Kenneth Kimble 11/02/2021 4:30 PM
    Straws, forks, knives, other utensils. Metal utensils that can be washed instead of thrown away. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking, or driving?

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    Kenneth Kimble 11/02/2021 4:29 PM
    It makes the streets less busier and it makes the air a lot better. I am getting my exercise in for riding a bike and it makes me feel better about what I am doing for the climate
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Kenneth Kimble 11/02/2021 4:28 PM
    It helps you think outside the box and even more simplistic because you don't over complicate things. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Kenneth Kimble 11/02/2021 4:27 PM
    I would like to invest more time in reflecting about my family and how they are doing since I have left
  • 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?

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    Kenneth Kimble 11/02/2021 4:27 PM
    It wasn't too hard to change this daily thing because I just switched it with working out. That makes me feel better about myself while not being distracted. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

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    Kenneth Kimble 11/02/2021 4:26 PM
    I think everyone should experience a sunset at least a couple times in their lives. It is such a great and beautiful thing by nature to see 
  • 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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    Kenneth Kimble 11/02/2021 3:58 PM
    Having less paper makes me feel less clustered with everything and I feel more organized with everything online. I will persuade others to go paperless too 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint? What changes did you make or will you make?

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    Kenneth Kimble 11/02/2021 3:56 PM
    The amount of energy I use in my dorm with my roommates is a lot compared to what I thought it was. We have to work on what we use and when we use it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Kenneth Kimble 11/02/2021 3:41 PM
    Practicing gratitude in what I am grateful for really made me a happier person and more grateful for the things I have 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Kenneth Kimble 10/12/2021 3:07 PM
    When I focus on the people around me while eating instead of my phone I realize that I actually consume less when I take my time when eating. That makes me feel healthier and it also connected me better to my friends that I hangout with during dinner.