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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Jenny Heins

Sustainable Ballard

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 270 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.9
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    6.2
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    72
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Jenny's Actions

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Join an Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Uncompleted
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

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or cutlery.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 9
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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Energy

Upgrade my Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 8
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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Choose electric over gas

I just purchased an all-electric car. I will choose driving it (and giving someone else a ride) over riding with them in a gas vehicle.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jenny Heins 10/22/2016 9:46 PM
    So interesting. Today I purchased a couple of things I didn't need, but they were both completely compostable. 1 - I bought a couple of decorative halloween pumpkins. 2 - I bought a sunflower head. I don't need these things, but purchasing them supported a couple of small farms and they will not cause any environmental impacts that I can think of except enhancing some soil. But I can't check off choosing "needs" over "wants" today.

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    Jenny Heins 10/19/2016 8:58 PM
    Choosing the electric car is easier than I thought. Thanking people is harder.

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    Jenny Heins 10/15/2016 10:19 PM
    I didn't buy anything except breakfast today and started work on decluttering the basement. Today I am writing down 3 things I am grateful for, but am looking forward to finding someone to thank every day. That is something that I often overlook.