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Michelle Wahls

Heartland College 2022

"I will try to make our world a better and safer place by recycling my clothes, only buy what I need versus I wants, and try not buying items that cannot be recycled. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,310 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    21
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    49
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    53
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    510
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    90
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Michelle's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 5 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Michelle Wahls 11/30/2022 3:07 PM
    Wow I made it the whole month!! Can't believe tomorrow is Dec 1st.

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    Michelle Wahls 11/28/2022 5:59 PM
    I have enjoyed this ecochallenge, it has made me more aware of things I do on a daily basis.

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    Michelle Wahls 11/24/2022 5:32 PM
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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    Michelle Wahls 11/22/2022 4:45 PM
    I normally buy plastic cups and throwaway plates for Thanksgiving but this year we are using really cups and plates. I feel like we are being fancy lol.

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    Michelle Wahls 11/21/2022 6:13 PM
    I took several bags of clothes and blankets to our local consignment shop today. Working on one room at a time!

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    Michelle Wahls 11/20/2022 7:15 PM
    This weekend we went to a birthday party and and took my own reusable cup so I didn’t have to use a plastic cup they had there.

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    Michelle Wahls 11/19/2022 6:27 PM
    After reading and watching about climate control and what we can do as individuals and society, it really made you think about all the things you do on a daily basis and what I can do better to help.

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    Michelle Wahls 11/18/2022 11:06 AM
    writing down 5 positive things a day is good for the soul.

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      Margaret Parsons 11/18/2022 1:05 PM
      My cat sleeping in the sink when I get up, watching something funny, lightning a candle to smell to ground myself, just playing or watching my cat play, or talking to friends.

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    Michelle Wahls 11/16/2022 6:01 PM
    Just 5 mins of meditation first thing when I get up really helps set my mood for the day.  

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    Michelle Wahls 11/15/2022 1:54 PM
    With the holidays approaching, I have found several very cute reusable coffee cups to take to work.