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Ana Shimp

ESR 171 Fall 2021

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 332 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    186
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    555
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    33
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    990
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    280
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Ana'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 10
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 20 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 7
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 5 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Ana Shimp 10/28/2021 7:21 PM
    Last day of the eco challenge! I managed to cross off all of my challenges for the last day and hope to keep up some of these habits like taking shorter showers and brushing my teeth with the water off. Keeping a gratitude journal has also been really nice and I think maintaining that will help keep me from mindlessly consuming more than I need. 

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    Ana Shimp 10/26/2021 10:47 PM
    Today I accomplished almost all of my daily actions! I think 5 minute showers are starting to get easier now that I’m in the rhythm of it!  

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    Ana Shimp 10/24/2021 7:52 PM
    Today I managed to check off all of my action items! I even got to spend time outside despite the rain!

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    Ana Shimp 10/22/2021 8:57 PM
    Ecochallenge is going well, I managed to do almost all of my tasks today although I realized that I haven't done one of my tasks, meditating, at all yet. I'll make sure to get that one done tomorrow! 

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    Ana Shimp 10/20/2021 9:36 PM
    Today was another beautiful day so I spent an hour outside and even ate dinner outside, combining two of my action items. I have also been keeping a gratitude journal which helps keep me focused on why I care about making sustainable choices, and helps me to recognize all that I have so I don’t buy more things out of boredom or sadness. Taking 5 minute showers has been easier than I expected, I’ve been keeping up with this task well! 

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    Ana Shimp 10/18/2021 6:22 PM
    So far the eco challenge has been going well. This weekend I took a couple of longer showers because it was really cold out, but today I took less than 5 minutes to shower. I have also been spending a lot of time outside since the weather has been nice here :)

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    Ana Shimp 10/13/2021 4:23 PM
    Today was hair-washing day and I still managed to take only 5 minutes to shower! I also brushed my teeth without running water and ate a lot of seasonal vegetables. So far, so good! 

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    Ana Shimp 10/12/2021 5:16 PM
    Today I took a 5 minute shower (which was easy today, but I'm nervous about hair-washing day), brushed my teeth with the water off, and spent a few hours outside. I also cut down my social media time and instead read about something we learned in class today, which is that honey bees are not native to North America. Unfortunately I did not add any fruits or vegetables to my diet today, nor did I write down what I am grateful for, but I did find some time to meditate while I was sitting outside.