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Ellen Nuckols

Heartland College Fall 2020 EASC111

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 557 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    26
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    25
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    637
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Ellen's Actions

Community

SIGN UP TO VOTE

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Ellen Nuckols 11/14/2020 4:05 AM
    I found out our town has an electronic recycling drop off so, I helped my Mom recycle some old electronics.
  • 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?

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    Ellen Nuckols 11/14/2020 4:04 AM
    We have been meal planning and it is going well. We have reduced waste and saved money.
  • 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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    Ellen Nuckols 11/13/2020 12:02 PM
    Every morning I make my coffee at home and use a reusable mug!
  • Reflection Question
    Community SIGN UP TO VOTE
    Why is voting important to creating a just, sustainable, and thriving world? In what other ways can you actively participate in important decision-making?

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    Ellen Nuckols 11/13/2020 12:01 PM
    I voted early this year, I also took a fried to register and vote for the first time!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Ellen Nuckols 11/13/2020 12:00 PM
    I have been putting off getting an eye exam, so I finally scheduled that and I will be getting new glasses and contacts.