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Katlyn Lindner

ENV 201 - Fall 2021

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 526 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    27
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    25
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    58
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    58
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    160
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Katlyn 's 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

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 60 minute(s)

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 8
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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 8
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Katlyn Lindner 10/26/2021 9:16 PM
    Use less amounts of water and do small tasks such as not running the water while brushing your teeth or while scrubbing your hands. 
  • 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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    Katlyn Lindner 10/26/2021 9:12 PM
    In my opinion I find that my tap water is not very good so I resort to plastic water bottles but now that I am more informed about water and how bad plastic is I have purchased a Brita water filter and have been utilizing my reusable water bottles more 
  • 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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    Katlyn Lindner 10/26/2021 9:09 PM
    Buy products that are reusable and do not need to be thrown away after a single use. If I happen to buy products made of plastic I would recycle them and make sure they are not going to harm wildlife or the environment by cutting the items into smaller pieces. 
  • 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?

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    Katlyn Lindner 10/26/2021 9:06 PM
    My transportation throughout my life have been very simple we had two cars growing up and then rode the bus to school other than we did not have other ways of transportation like those in a larger city. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

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    Katlyn Lindner 10/26/2021 8:59 PM
    I found myself getting much more tasks accomplished and I did not become distracted as easily. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Katlyn Lindner 10/26/2021 8:55 PM
    creativity is key when practicing simplicity because it helps you not have to buy everything you want and instead become satisfied with what you just need. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Katlyn Lindner 10/26/2021 8:54 PM
    I care about what pollution and other harmful products/waste are doing to our environment 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Katlyn Lindner 10/26/2021 8:52 PM
    You can see a lot more detail when you walk instead of drive.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Katlyn Lindner 10/26/2021 8:51 PM
    Electricity is generated through natural gases, wind and water etc. The natural gases and coal it takes can be harmful for the environment around us
  • 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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    Katlyn Lindner 10/14/2021 3:10 PM
    I have always had a sweet tooth and cutting back on sugar is really helping my skin