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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Hannah Goemann

UMM Green Prairie

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 945 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    116
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9.7
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    588
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    840
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Hannah's Actions

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of leave no trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 10 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 60 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% % more energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Buy Food and Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore my Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 2 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share my Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express my Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Just Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 15
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 per day that I do this.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 15
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Hannah Goemann 10/28/2016 12:50 PM
    Let's get 10,000!

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    Hannah Goemann 10/28/2016 12:49 PM
    Last day of EcoChallenge! UMM Green Prairie is awesome! Way to go team!

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    Hannah Goemann 10/25/2016 8:22 PM
    "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water." --W.H. Auden
    Thinking a little extra about the importance of water on this rainy day. 


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    Hannah Goemann 10/20/2016 8:48 PM
    "It's not easy being green." --Kermit the Frog 
     Keep it up the great work everybody!:)

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    Hannah Goemann 10/17/2016 9:27 PM
    Staying focused is key! Takes practice to start a habit!:)

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    Hannah Goemann 10/11/2016 8:32 AM
    University of Minnesota, Morris is pumped for the EcoChallenge!

    • Hi Hannah! I had the honor of coming to work with some of you at University of Minnesota, Morris last spring. I was so inspired by all that your campus is doing! Thanks for joining the EcoChallenge this year! 

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    Hannah Goemann 10/09/2016 8:38 PM
    5 Days until the EcoChallenge begins! Let's goo!
    "Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all." 

    --Paul Hawken


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    Hannah Goemann 8/20/2016 9:34 PM
    Excited to start EcoChallenge!