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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Holly Windom

Team Comerica

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 501 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    40
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    100
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    121
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Holly's Actions

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 100 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 3
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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 20 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits And Veggies

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

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

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

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 3
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

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY 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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Powering a Bright Future', with family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Holly Windom 10/31/2016 6:22 AM
    This is harder than it appeared. Being aware of your actions and truly making a different in your daily walk is enlighten. As one person I can change how the earth is maintained. It almost like being a superhero for sustainability. Wow, if only every one would do just one of the items listed this planet would be a really different in a short amount of time. This was a nice awareness project. I'm going to keep trying!

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    Holly Windom 10/27/2016 7:12 AM
    Yesterday I when to Aldi;'s Grocery store and used my cloth bags to pack my veggies & fruit for he week. I just keep them in my truck so I have them at anytime.  At  Adli's the  prices are low and you have to pay for the bags which then makes pricing same as big box stores. I work in a building that has a floor that is a half of a block long and I try to walk around it 4 times a day when I go to restroom. Now that the weather here in Michigan is cold in the morning I rest so well. It is dark in the morning and dark when I get home. this makes me go to bed earlier and sleep longer. I feel more refreshed each day after 7 years of rest. That is a blessing to sleep well without drinking wine,  Tylenol PM and comfort food!  I feel wonderful!

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    Holly Windom 10/26/2016 6:33 AM
    Today I attended a meeting with colleagues all across the country to review our plan for the next year with our IT resources. Before the meeting I refilled my water container and after the meeting I used my reusable tea cup. The hardest task for me is to increase my fruits and veggie daily. Some days I'm great (for about a week) then like this week due to I have not been to a store. I confess only one juice yesterday and no veggies all week and it is Wednesday! I need to promise myself I will do better to take of my body. After all it is over 55 and I need it to make the age 120 Moses did in the bible so can I!

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    Holly Windom 10/25/2016 7:05 AM
    Living on purpose is something new for me. I so buzy being buzy work, church, home life, volunteer, and parent care. It does take more time to refill my water cup vs. getting a water bottle on my way out of the house and $5.00 on grocery bill. Unplugging everything everyday is also a new process and I have to allow time for that too. So I'm uo 15 min earlier for all my new responsibilities.

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    Holly Windom 10/20/2016 11:55 AM

    Today I used my refillable water bottle more than twice. I keep one in each of the location where I work and one in the car. I walking at lunch time and I do not fill as sleepy about 3pm each day.

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    Holly Windom 10/19/2016 11:52 AM
    Being grateful is easy when your a Christian. You realize Christ Jesus died for our sins and nothing we do can repay him. We can encourage others that they too can have grace and mercy over they life if they trust and believe in him. I'm grateful for my income, position, and the understanding that as a human being living a  responsible live for this planet. The great life I live does not have to happen to me but I'm blessed and grateful it is this way. It is not perfect for others but for me I'm very happy with it. 

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    Holly Windom 10/17/2016 11:40 AM
    Very Well, Making an effort to do better because I know what needs to be done really works for now. I post reminders in my phone and at my desk. I'm very good as a task master so I'm praying to keep it up!

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    Holly Windom 10/11/2016 7:27 AM
    I'm ready to make some changes because I have been doing the same things the same way for 30 years. 
    Yes, that may sounds a little crazy but is it very comfortable do the same schedule. Work, Home, Church & visit family/friends. Not even noticing the environment (unless it rains) and not doing any thing to add value to the earth's sustainability. Truly I'm sorry from this day on I will do better due to now I know better. I will also encourage my friends and family to live on purpose. Enjoy life and be concerned with your surroundings. Give back and pay it forward. Yes, it is just not all cute sayings but words to live a full happy and giving life. Will you join me on this journey?