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Margaret Parsons

Heartland College 2022

"To help meet people and to help clean up the environment."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 521 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    97
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    34
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    37
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    85
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    97
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    13
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    12
    people
    helped
  • up to
    6.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Margaret's 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

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 5 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 10 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 5
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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 10 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

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Margaret Parsons 11/30/2022 8:37 AM
    It’s going ok I forget to do it on days I’m not feeling good but for the most part I am doing the things I have set out to do

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    Margaret Parsons 11/18/2022 1:13 PM
    I think it’s going good. I’m trying to do it when I remember sometimes I forget but I am doing the best I can

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    Margaret Parsons 11/18/2022 1:09 PM
    I think a good habit is to take time for yourself and not spend everything doing work. To spec out your time so you get everything done.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Margaret Parsons 11/18/2022 1:07 PM
    I see my therapist, I listen to music , I don’t stress over the little things.

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    Margaret Parsons 11/18/2022 1:01 PM
    I joined as part of my class but I did the different things to improve myself and do things that I can little might be but it’s enough of a start.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Margaret Parsons 11/18/2022 1:00 PM
    I think the environmental is good with the waste I never smell anything when I go by the sit we’re they do the dumps.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Margaret Parsons 11/18/2022 12:58 PM
    Walking through a store or mall and just looking at things but your not cold either. At Christmas time I like it because you get to see all the different things that you can’t afford but you want!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    Margaret Parsons 11/14/2022 6:59 AM
    I deal with stress by writing in a journal, talking to friends, talking to my doctor or therapist.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

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    Margaret Parsons 11/14/2022 6:56 AM
    It is on the other side of the town from me.  I don't go by it much because I don't go down that road to much.
  • 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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    Margaret Parsons 11/14/2022 6:52 AM
    I went shopping with someone that had laundry baskets in the back of their car and they used that.  I would try that to save on bags.  To need a bag for something but I probley put it in the cart and put it in my car.