Colton Roughen

PLNU Sustainable Sealions

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,404 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    690
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    735
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    690
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    1,770
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    392
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 120 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

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One-Time Challenge

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • 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 take more time than we realize or intend to give. After doing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

    Colton Roughen 12/02/2019 10:24 PM
    I have wanted to cut down on social media because it not only wastes time, but It also is a constant source of comparison. I think cutting my time down has been good at helping me live in the present. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Colton Roughen 12/02/2019 10:12 PM
    Sleep has been a big thing I have focused on this semester. I have worked to get into bed by 10:30. This has been pretty big for me and has really helped in my overall health! 
  • 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?

    Colton Roughen 10/16/2019 5:25 PM
    This has been a one that has been a pretty easy switch. I am just more cautious about it. It does not change much about my daily routine and has been very easy to implement each day!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Colton Roughen 10/16/2019 5:24 PM
    I think for me it has been big just taking time to calm down and not let my mind race. Just taking a few minutes each day to focus on my breathing and just slowing down has been big for my day.
  • 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? 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?

    Colton Roughen 9/05/2019 11:19 PM
    In the past, I have carried things in my hands or bought a plastic bag. Now in the future, I will be keeping reusable bags in my car so I always have a sustainable way to carry things and don't need to buy plastic bags!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Colton Roughen 9/05/2019 11:13 PM
    For me, it is hard to think about negatives when you are working to practice gratitude. Having gratitude be healthy when shaping a positive worldview and working to appreciate all that you have!
  • 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?

    Colton Roughen 9/05/2019 11:09 PM
    What is great with exercise is you can plan to do it with others. Many people have busy schedules and want to spend time with their friends. By doing something like surfing you can spend time with friends and get a good workout in!