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Gracie Shotts

HAGE

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 928 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9,921
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    570
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    19
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    48
    people
    helped
  • up to
    12
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    4
    whole food meals
    consumed

Gracie's Actions

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with durable non-plastic options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products

I will spend 10 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 0
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 3 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Gracie Shotts's avatar
    Gracie Shotts 11/20/2019 3:46 PM
    Decided to walk to class instead of catching the bus 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Gracie Shotts 11/19/2019 2:29 PM
    I think in the future flooding could be a problem because Honolulu is a coastal city and climate change is causing oceans to rise so we are very vulnerable to floods.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Gracie Shotts 11/19/2019 2:26 PM
    When I eat without going on my phone or computer, it allows me to just be present in the moment and focus on myself
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Gracie Shotts 11/19/2019 2:25 PM
    Creativity is necessary for practicing simplicity because you have to think about what you could do with less items and how your life won't crumble if you don't buy something you want

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      Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/20/2019 11:15 AM
      this is true, and a good way to look at it. Creativity is what can make ones life great. Look at the bigger picture instead of the small things.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Food Lifestyle
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this assertion?

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    Gracie Shotts 11/19/2019 12:21 PM
    If you eat a healthy and rounded diet, paying for a doctors visit is less common so I think the idea of paying the grocer rather than the doctor is a good idea

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    Gracie Shotts 11/19/2019 12:18 PM
    I had a smoothie with oat milk for breakfast!

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    Gracie Shotts 11/18/2019 10:06 PM
    I saw a plastic bag by the Star of Honolulu and I grabbed it and threw it away before it could reach the ocean

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    Gracie Shotts 11/18/2019 4:37 PM
    Made my own matcha latte at home with organic oat milk!

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    Gracie Shotts 11/17/2019 9:26 PM
    Here's three things I do to make sure my life is a little more sustainable 
    1. Always make sure I put nature first
    2. Be aware of my consumption habits
    3. Respect animals like I respect people!

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    Gracie Shotts 11/17/2019 9:24 PM
    My shampoo bar split into two pieces but I am continuing to use it anyways instead of throwing it out!