Lindsey Lyons

Dickinson Green Devils

"Here to win."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 663 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    520
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    540
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    350
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    24
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    585
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    14
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 5 minute(s)

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 20 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

    Lindsey Lyons 10/14/2018 5:45 PM
    Big system problems can be overwhelming to address. You have to be creative to find solutions that work for all stakeholders and still create the positive outcome desired. Creative solutions are often more attractive and better accepted, which helps move the needed changes along.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Lindsey Lyons 10/12/2018 1:59 PM
    I am a coffee on the go gal. I know I need to do better at keeping a mug with me, but my long commute to work takes me by coffee drive throughs were BYO mugs are hard to use. I need to do better here!!! I wish there was more incentives and discounts at store to help keep me motivated.  

  • Lindsey Lyons 10/11/2018 4:14 AM
    Forgot to Check-in yesterday, but still thoughtful on my commitments.

  • Lindsey Lyons 10/09/2018 6:18 AM
    My challenge is going great. Having a hard time with the personal waste audit-- it's a balance between home and work. I have enjoyed the challenges to eat better, and haven't really bought anything except food (even for my kids) since the challenge started.
  • 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 take more time than we realize or intend to give. After doing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

    Lindsey Lyons 10/09/2018 6:17 AM
    I love my phone. However, we have gone device free in the evenings at home on school nights. It's been great. Meals and home, paired with no devices and a dog walk after dinner have really cleared the ming. Challenge is... It's getting dark so early. It's a lot to pack in after a long day at work.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Lindsey Lyons 10/09/2018 6:14 AM
    This indian summer weather has been awesome. Bike to boats this weekend, yard work/leaf raking, walk with my kids, bonfire with friends.... It's been great to be outside and enjoy the leaves starting to change.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this idea?

    Lindsey Lyons 10/09/2018 6:13 AM
    It's easiest for me to do this at breakfast. Fruit and nuts have been the option this week!

  • Lindsey Lyons 10/04/2018 4:14 AM
    Gathering ideas about single use plastic reduction at AASHE. Let’s work to build the BYO culture at Dickinson. What obstacles remain?

  • Lindsey Lyons 10/04/2018 4:12 AM
    At the AASHE conference picking up tons of good tips and tricks. Good vegetarian lunch too!

  • Lindsey Lyons 10/02/2018 9:26 AM
    This is fun! Very exciting to see Dickinsonians coming together in friendly competition! There are some wonderful people on this team. Thanks for giving it shot. We all have lots to learn. 2 days down! Keep checking in. Friends and colleague can still join. It isn't too late.