October 14 - October 28, 2016

Abigail Engers

Boly:Welch Be:Well

"minimal + mindful"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 391 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    300
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 6 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.56 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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  • Abigail Engers 10/28/2016 8:40 AM
    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

  • Abigail Engers 10/26/2016 8:25 AM
    "Think of yourself as a curator instead of a consumer." - Christine Koh

  • Abigail Engers 10/24/2016 9:37 AM
    "The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." Robert Swan

  • Abigail Engers 10/21/2016 1:11 PM
    “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

  • Abigail Engers 10/19/2016 9:52 AM
    "There is no such thing as work-life balance. There are only work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences." - Jack Welch. Working from home once this week feels like a great choice and balance!

  • Abigail Engers 10/13/2016 9:24 AM
    "Today’s simplicity movements are also not as philosophically explicit as older ones. The Puritans were stripping away the material for a closer contact with God. Thoreau was stripping away on behalf of a radical philosophy. It’s easy to see what today’s simplifiers are throwing away; it’s not always clear what they are for. It’s not always explicit what rightly directed life they envision.

    Still, there’s clearly some process of discovery here. Early in life you choose your identity by getting things. But later in an affluent life you discover or update your identity by throwing away what is no longer useful, true and beautiful. One simplicity expert advised people to take all their books off their shelves and throw them on the floor. Only put back the books that you truly value.

    That’s an exercise in identity discovery, an exercise in realizing and then prioritizing your current tastes and beliefs. People who do that may instinctively be seeking higher forms of pruning: being impeccable with your words, parsimonious but strong with your commitments, disciplined about your time, selective about your friendships, moving generally from fragmentation toward unity of purpose. There’s an enviable emotional tranquillity at the end of that road." - "The Evolution of Simplicity," David Brooks Nov 3. 2015