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Cassandra Lovins

Heartland College Fall 2020 EASC111

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 825 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    96
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    517
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    53
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    38
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    42
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    10
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    14
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Cassandra's Actions

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 10 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided below and spend 45 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

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

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 7
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

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 60 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 10
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

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Cassandra Lovins 11/28/2020 7:31 PM
    I can show others how to do it and tell them how it helps to save papers. I think it could be encouraged by companies if they knew the benefits for the environment and financially. 

    • Janet Beach Davis's avatar
      Janet Beach Davis 11/29/2020 4:33 PM
      Two sided printing can save about half the cost of paper use, and encouraging no printing saves even more!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Cassandra Lovins 11/28/2020 7:30 PM
    Salsa because my mom loves it and I think it would be a great gift to give to her. 

    • Janet Beach Davis's avatar
      Janet Beach Davis 11/29/2020 4:35 PM
      Salsa is easy to can. You just need a pot deep enough to cover your jars with water. 

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    Cassandra Lovins 11/18/2020 8:17 PM
    My echochallenge is going well. I'll be able to accomplish one of my goals, driving less because my work is shutting down on Friday. 

    • Janet Beach Davis's avatar
      Janet Beach Davis 11/18/2020 8:59 PM
      Sorry your work is shutting down, but there always something good about not driving as much. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Cassandra Lovins 11/15/2020 5:11 PM
    Dancing. It's fun, allows you to express yourself, and gives you the chance to listen to some good music

    • Janet Beach Davis's avatar
      Janet Beach Davis 11/16/2020 11:37 AM
      My cats generally think I've lost my mind when I'm dancing, but sometimes you just have 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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    Cassandra Lovins 11/07/2020 3:32 PM
    I could start to use reusable bags when shopping at the store and reduce the amount of plastic water bottles used by using reusable cups. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Cassandra Lovins 11/07/2020 3:30 PM
    With the money saved, I will save it up for bills or blow it on Amazon shopping for stuff I don't need.