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Mireille Sanderson

Heartland College Fall 2020 EASC111

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 421 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    192
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    204
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Mireille's Actions

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 17
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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 5 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (school, work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Mireille Sanderson 11/13/2020 12:58 PM
    Yes, I will call and ask my if anyone is willing to go grocery shopping with me this week.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Work from Home
    It takes the average worker in the United States 26 minutes to travel to work. One way to fix long commutes would be to make cities more affordable. An even simpler option: promote the use of telework. How have you used technology to replace in-person meetings or work this year?

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    Mireille Sanderson 11/13/2020 12:57 PM
    I have started to FaceTime and call more often instead of meeting in-person.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more unnecessary things in the future?

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    Mireille Sanderson 11/13/2020 12:52 PM
    If the item does not immediately give me joy in the moment, I will not hoard it.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

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    Mireille Sanderson 11/13/2020 12:50 PM
    I believe that some people might interpret the, "integral relationship," in several different ways. Therefore, I would somewhat agree with his statement.