Kate Lundy

PLNU Sustainable Superstars SUMMER 20

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,153 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    810
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    770
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    22
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    160
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    whole food meals
    consumed

Kate's 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

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 38
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 9
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 15
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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Kate Lundy 7/09/2020 9:57 AM
    Living in California has spoiled me in the abundance of produce and farmers markets and the like. Small mountain town CO doesn't have the same luxury just because produce has a lot further to travel to retailers. 

  • Kate Lundy 7/08/2020 8:26 PM
    I am visiting home these next two weeks so my challenges are a little more difficult to accomplish, but it is also a great time to share with my family what I am learning and encourage them to incorporate some of these or at least be thinking about them
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four in the US spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Kate Lundy 6/12/2020 11:20 PM
    The waste does not surprise me, I know I tend to waste a lot. I don't have a specific place I want to use the extra money, perhaps simply just save it or give more. I think it would be beneficial and more impactful to track it to have a good comparison of before and after
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

    Kate Lundy 6/12/2020 11:17 PM
    If I gathered up my waste, I think there would be a pretty good amount so it will be good to compost and put it to use/not just throw it away. I am planning on using it for garden soil
  • 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?

    Kate Lundy 5/15/2020 9:02 AM
    I have enjoyed doing a workout plan with one of my friends and going on walks with family or friends or surfing/ which is also a great way to incorporate quality time with people into exercise
  • 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?

    Kate Lundy 5/15/2020 8:52 AM
    I keep a case of water in the back of my car and if I run out of water in my Hydro, I grab from the case especially if I am out and about. Part of it, is that it is easy and quick but then I get a little pile up of plastic water bottles in my car so I just need to not be lazy about filling my Hydro

  • Kate Lundy 5/13/2020 7:05 PM
    Having these challenges is a helpful nudge when feeling tired or lazy. Knowing I have a bubble to check gives me that little extra push to follow through