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Thomas Sampson

YCP ECO315 SU21

"Free points are free points"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 501 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    555
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    35
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    19
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    69
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    311
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    360
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Thomas's 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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 9
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 9
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

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 9
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

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Thomas Sampson 8/08/2021 6:33 PM
    It was fun, hopefully I solidified second place by making this post, going over 500 points.
  • 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?

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    Thomas Sampson 7/28/2021 7:32 AM
    I think the main water source in my region is an aquifer in my neighboring town. In the case you did not know, I'm sure it's information that could be easily obtained on the web.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

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    Thomas Sampson 7/28/2021 7:29 AM
    Well, to put it simply, all humans needs water to survive. Just about everything in the world is made of water. Without it human life as well as probably all living life would cease to exist.  
  • 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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    Thomas Sampson 7/28/2021 7:27 AM
    Better use of resource by at least 70% of individuals. At that point there would likely be enough to have a meaningful impact. It doesn't really matter how it's done, there are many different ways to accomplish this. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Thomas Sampson 7/28/2021 7:19 AM
    Water used for showers, washing dishes, brushing teeth, cleaning clothes, and MANY more. USE LESS.
  • 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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    Thomas Sampson 7/28/2021 7:13 AM
    Road cycling, basketball, lacrosse, golf, running, and daily walks.
  • 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?

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    Thomas Sampson 7/28/2021 7:10 AM
    Currently I get anywhere from 6-8 hours. I would like to get a consistent 7-8 as I feel this would be the best for my physical and cognitive health. What has worked best for me is trying to stay off my phone late at night.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Thomas Sampson 7/28/2021 7:08 AM
    Being thankful for all that you have in life can go a long way, especially the for the little things. It's very easy in life to take things for granted and loose sight of what's most important. That said, if you can learn to do this, it can help many facets of your life.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Thomas Sampson 7/28/2021 7:04 AM
    I believe these three things start with personal health. If you don't have that one squared away, you likely won't figure out the other two. I would then say that the environment and community go hand-in-hand. If you have one, the likelihood of also having the other is high.
  • 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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    Thomas Sampson 7/28/2021 7:00 AM
    I cope with stress by doing some activity I enjoy, as well as spending time with family and friends. I can help others cope by being there for them and giving good advice.