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Adalyn Teutla

Fish are our friends

"Hope to make the planet better one step at a time. "

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,013 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    113
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    149
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    60
    pounds
    waste composted
  • UP TO
    480
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    2,219
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • UP TO
    2,401
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    847
    minutes
    spent learning

Adalyn's actions

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 25 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 60
DAILY 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 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 45 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

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 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Adalyn Teutla 11/16/2023 4:27 PM
    Joined the eco-challenge for class
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Adalyn Teutla 11/16/2023 4:24 PM
    The dining hall helps me contribute to this by giving food to pigs instead of throwing it away.
  • 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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    Adalyn Teutla 11/16/2023 4:23 PM
    Saving water makes me feel better about my impact.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Adalyn Teutla 10/09/2023 1:23 AM
    In my psychology class, we were learning about how often times people are selfish and have a mindset that only their needs are important. We often ignore strangers lives and needs, and think we are higher than them. Our professor challenged us to think differently and break that pattern that humans have. I have been trying to incorporate this mindset in my life by being understanding of everyone I encounter, because we all have struggles and deserve happiness.
  • 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?

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    Adalyn Teutla 10/09/2023 1:20 AM
    I went to the gym on Tuesday and did a lower body workout with a friend. While we were working out, it was fun to push ourselves and also have a fun time talking. Being able to struggle together made it a better experience.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Adalyn Teutla 10/09/2023 1:19 AM
    I have been plant based for about 4 years now, so I am used to not consuming meat. I have been trying to cut out dairy and eggs more often to adapt a vegan diet again.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and/or touch?

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    Adalyn Teutla 10/09/2023 1:18 AM
    I went to the Mermaid Caves in Nanakuli, and seeing how beautiful and amazing it was really allowed me to connect with nature. Seeing the tiny crabs scramble around the rocks or even the different splashes waves made are sights I noticed.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Adalyn Teutla 10/09/2023 1:16 AM
    Leaving behind little knick knacks at the store or clothes I do not need is something I have been doing to help stop my waste.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

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    Adalyn Teutla 10/09/2023 1:16 AM
    I often make bad financial decisions and buy stuff I do not necessarily need, but I have been trying to be conscious of what I buy and think to myself,"Do I really need this?"
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Adalyn Teutla 10/09/2023 1:12 AM
    I watched "Dominion", a documentary exposing the truth about how animals are treated in agriculture factories and the mistreatment and abuse of them. I also watched "Seaspiracy," which went into depth of how fishing hurts the environment and fish is not the best food to consume.