Laura Weidemann

Pledge to Go Green!

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,116 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    640
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    75
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    32
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    56
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 40 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 25 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 3 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Talk To My Friends and Classmates

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 5 friends and/or classmates each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 15 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 14 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 14 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 5 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Laura Weidemann 4/11/2019 9:14 AM
    Eating with distractions like the television causes me to eat more than I need and does not make me feel satiated. Eating mindfully helps me to focus on completely chewing food and digestion.
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How can we start shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one?

    Laura Weidemann 4/11/2019 9:10 AM
    Eating a more plant-based diet reduces the greenhouse gas emissions and water expenditure of industrialized agriculture. We can all benefit from eating more plants.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Laura Weidemann 10/14/2018 7:09 PM
    Using a reusable, stainless steel water bottle is important to me for reducing plastic waste and insuring less toxic chemicals are going into my system.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Laura Weidemann 10/12/2018 7:17 PM
    I really enjoy taking time to be grateful for the abundance in my life. Today I am grateful for learning ( I am a student), for music, and for the fall leaves.