October 14 - October 28, 2016

Roxy Hines

Jones Chicago

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,816 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    14
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    810
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    390
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    13
    letters or emails
    sent to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    390
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    13
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    39
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    203
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    780
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    13
    phone calls
    made to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    14
    organic meals
    consumed

Challenges

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once per day.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and/or unsubscribing from catalogs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits And Veggies

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Simplicity

Organize a Course

I will organize NWEI's discussion course 'Voluntary Simplicity' with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Products In My Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Pick up the Phone

I will make 1 phone call(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate community or planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Meet my Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) per day.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Cook New Recipes

I will cook a new recipe every day that features organic and/or local ingredients.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 30 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Write Letters

I will write 1 letter(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies or something else I believe in.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Explore my Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers for my lunches at work or school.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Talk to my Friends

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Create Your Own

Saving Water

I will plan my meals accordingly for the next 2 weeks while limiting water from the kitchen sink and limit using the dishwasher to help save.

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

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 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Become a Master Recyler/Composter

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Roxy Hines 10/25/2016 12:22 PM
    My team is ranked at number 8! Let's keep up the good work because you are all doing such a great job and we are almost to the finish line. :)

  • Roxy Hines 10/23/2016 1:52 PM
    Checking in on my team and wanted to say GREAT JOB! You all are doing amazing!

  • Roxy Hines 10/20/2016 2:37 PM

  • Roxy Hines 10/19/2016 8:22 PM
    I drank 4 bottles of water today and used the same bottle each time. I am eating clean and staying hydrated. 💦💧💦💧💦💧👍🏻

  • Roxy Hines 10/19/2016 8:14 PM
    I'm so proud of my team for doing such an amazing job! ☺️

  • Roxy Hines 10/19/2016 2:54 PM
    I spent a lot of time outside today and also picked out pumpkins! :) Loving this beautiful fall weather.

  • Roxy Hines 10/18/2016 11:27 AM
    I am trying to save energy and I realize a BIG way to help is remembering to turn off the lights when not in use. ;)

  • Roxy Hines 10/17/2016 8:54 AM
    I am grateful for a lot of things today. I am grateful that I live in a city that experiences all four seasons.
    Second chances. Third chances. Forgiveness. The ability to say: thank you for that experience, and mean it.
    My job. The fact that I get to write every day. The other amazing writers, actors, and producers I aspire to read and work with someday.
    Coffee, and coffee shops at night, a long meal in a dimly lit restaurant with a bottle of wine and someone you love.
    I am grateful that I have a beautiful home, dishes to do, laundry to fold, and dinner to cook; because it means I have my own home, have eaten, am clothed, and have so much love and support from those around me everyday.
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  • Roxy Hines 10/16/2016 4:54 PM

  • Roxy Hines 10/14/2016 2:21 PM
    Wow!  I just want to thank everyone for doing such a wonderful job on Day 1. Not only do we have residents participating, but friends and strangers are also reaching out via social media to be apart of this. I am so happy to be apart of this team and you all are doing such an amazing job. Keep up the posts and photos documenting your progress and we look forward to seeing you at the ECO Wine tasting event this evening.