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Gracie Middleton

Asheville High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 983 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    3
    organic meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    8
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    6
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    7
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    24
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    26
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • UP TO
    615
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    5
    documentaries
    watched
  • UP TO
    680
    minutes
    spent learning

Gracie's actions

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 30 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 5 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

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 25 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 120 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Gracie Middleton 12/10/2023 4:28 PM
    I think if the world was able to switch over to organic food fully that would work. But doing that would be a difficult process because some countries have limited organic food.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Go For A Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Gracie Middleton 12/06/2023 5:43 AM
    Taking a walk each day is a good way to calm down after a stressful day.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

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    Gracie Middleton 12/04/2023 6:30 AM
    Water keeps me hydrated throughout the day. We wouldn't be alive without water.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Gracie Middleton 12/01/2023 8:23 AM
    I think being creative can help with simplicity by giving you more ideas that are not over the top.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

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    Gracie Middleton 11/30/2023 6:35 AM
    I don't know what the main water source in my region is. Maybe I could find it by researching or asking someone who might know.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Gracie Middleton 11/21/2023 6:32 AM
    It shows how different the food systems have changed over time by showing what people have done in the past to grow food and how hardly any people are still doing it.
  • 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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    Gracie Middleton 11/19/2023 7:37 AM
    By stopping the use of single use plastic.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Gracie Middleton 11/16/2023 6:36 AM
    I wouldn't say it is really a challenge for me because my whole life I've used reusable cups when I'm at home but the hardest part would be when I'm not at home and I get a drink from a restaurant.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Learn More about Food Apartheid
    What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

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    Gracie Middleton 11/15/2023 6:34 AM
    Lack of access to nutritious food can negatively impact a community by bringing down energy levels and disorganization. Nutritious food helps a community because it can make people happier and the community comes together.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Gracie Middleton 11/11/2023 12:58 PM
    Eating more fruits and vegetables gives me energy to get through the day. It helps our planet by eating less meat that comes from mass animal farms.