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Kaitlyn Nuesca

Green Dreamerz

"live sustainably and work sustainably "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,117 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.9
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    4.0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,105
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    8.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    214
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,635
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Kaitlyn's Actions

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 10 minute(s)

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

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

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 10
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 55
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 54
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Take Control

Both systemic and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 55
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 15 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 59
DAILY ACTIONS

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 60
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/20/2022 11:00 PM
    I rode in a Tesla with one of my friends for the first time and it was so cool because if you think about it, you aren't using gas and you are car sharing at the same time. 
  • 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 create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/16/2022 11:06 PM
    After completing this action for a few days, I noticed that most of my work and responsibilities are completed, with that I get to relax and catch up on time to sleep instead of sleeping late at night.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/16/2022 11:02 PM
    When I find myself stuck in a situation with no bags such as in a grocery store, I would end up putting my purchased items in a cart and bring them to the car. 

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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/16/2022 10:57 PM
    Sometimes, the best way to save gas and reduce gas emissions is to ride with a family member or tell a family member to take you to places such as work. 

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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/16/2022 10:55 PM
    A work-life balance is important because it helps reduce stress and helps prevent burnout in the workplace.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/15/2022 6:11 PM
    It makes me feel that I am not wasting resources and that I am doing my part to help the environment by not writing on paper. The next step to reduce my waste is to buy gallons of water in those reusable big gallon jugs to reduce plastic water bottles.   

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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/15/2022 6:09 PM
    It is important to take control because when we focus on sustainability, the entire world benefits and gets to live in clean, more healthy living conditions.

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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/15/2022 6:06 PM
    Car-sharing reduces the number of car emissions by approximately 4-5%. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/15/2022 6:04 PM
    Reducing water use through waterless toilets, water-efficient appliances, and water quantity monitoring, is an important part of sustainability for domestic water supply. Efficient piping systems that are leak-free and well-insulated provide a network that is reliable and help to limit water waste.
  • 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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    Kaitlyn Nuesca 4/15/2022 6:02 PM
    No, I am not surprised that that much food is wasted per year because not everyone that I know finishes their food. I would use this money to give it to non-profit organizations to better their mission or goal.