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Maile Riedel

WAVE Radio & Curling Club!

"I'm going to be sustainable for curling and wave radio!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 852 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    157
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    370
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    47
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    38
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    34
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    200
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Maile's Actions

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 20
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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Engage In Active Listening

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 5 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22
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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Maile Riedel's avatar
    Maile Riedel 4/08/2021 12:00 PM
    One week to go and still getting this bread!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Maile Riedel 3/22/2021 4:58 PM
    It is difficult to understand, because once we throw something away, we no longer think about it. Out of sight out of mind. Carrying your trash with you forces you to see your impact.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Maile Riedel 3/21/2021 2:33 PM
    You can express yourself through your personality and actions.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Maile Riedel 3/21/2021 11:00 AM
    Using active listening allows us to learn more about the people in our lives and how they feel.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Maile Riedel 3/20/2021 7:33 AM
    Happiness, health, relationships, growth, and respect. I believe that these five things are some of the most important aspects of our life. When I get stressed or in over my head, I can loop back and ask myself, "Does this make me happy? Does this support my health? Does this build a positive relationship with someone else? Does this help me grow? And, am I showing myself and others respect?"
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Maile Riedel 3/20/2021 7:28 AM
    It reminds of the things that keep us going in this stressful world.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Maile Riedel 3/20/2021 7:26 AM
    You could invite a friend to workout with you, exercise outside, or incorporate a mantra into your routine.
  • 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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    Maile Riedel 3/18/2021 6:04 PM
    I either carry things out with my hands or accept the bags. However, I always recycle the bags in appropriate recycling containers.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Maile Riedel 3/18/2021 6:03 PM
    Turn off lights and umplug appliances.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Maile Riedel 3/18/2021 4:16 PM
    Straws could be replaced with metal straws.