October 14 - October 28, 2016

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  • Deana McBride 10/28/2016 5:17 AM
    It has been easier to get people to conserve energy through switching to LED light bulbs and water through taking shorter showers than getting them to join this challenge or to get involved in a local environmental group. I take my victories where I can. It is great to inspire someone to become a full on environmentalist but I aim to get people to change one habit at a time. Every action helps. 

  • Deana McBride 10/28/2016 5:06 AM
    Glad I won't have to stick with the diet free of refined sugar on Halloween.  It's difficult enough on a regular day. Any day I manage to not eat refined sugar is a good day though. It is a challenge I struggle with every day and will continue to struggle once this online challenge is over. 

  • Deana McBride 10/28/2016 5:00 AM
    Friends and coworkers will be happy when this challenge is over. I've been talking about it a lot. There is also the challenge to discuss environmental issues. I normally talk about the environment on a regular basis but I try not to talk to the point I am no longer heard. Hopefully these talks have inspired others to make sustainable changes or get involved in local organizations. 

  • Deana McBride 10/28/2016 4:48 AM
    It was not always easy to check-in but fortunately the site let you go to previous days to fill out what was done. Having time off work allowed me the time to take walks. Happy to be getting time outside. 

  • Deana McBride 10/28/2016 4:44 AM
    Made it to the end. It has been an interesting experience. I know many of these new habits will stay with me.

  • Deana McBride 10/24/2016 4:03 PM
    Unfortunate I could not get outside for a walk today. The weather is beautiful and it is not so hot that I would have to go inside within half an hour. So many assignments, so little time. I am still working out my time management to allow myself more time outside. I hope that once I am caught up on my assignments I will be better able to make time for myself. I love nature and the outdoors; being outside rejuvenates me and I have been missing that for some time now. 

  • Deana McBride 10/23/2016 3:17 AM
    This challenge is winding down, but I am hoping that two weeks is enough time for participants to adopt these new habits permanently. I also hope that our actions have inspired those around us to take actions of their own to reduce their waste and improve their environment. 

  • Deana McBride 10/22/2016 6:02 AM
    I really need to get outdoors more. It is ridiculous that I am struggling to spend just fifteen minutes outside. Working full time, going to school full time, and living in an area with high UV has made it difficult to meet this challenge. 

  • Deana McBride 10/21/2016 2:21 AM
    I honestly did not think that it would be so difficult to work a fifteen minute walk and some time outside into my day, but those are the challenges I struggle the most to accomplish. I always knew I did not get outside much, but I did not realize how little time I spend connecting with nature. After this challenge is over I will continue to challenge myself to get outside more. I think it would be good for me on many levels.

  • Deana McBride 10/19/2016 1:24 PM
    Almost halfway through this challenge and things have been going well. The hardest part for me is actually getting outside. I have fair skin and I start to burn within 15 minutes if I am not covered, but I live in a very warm environment so wearing long sleeves and jeans gets pretty hot. I started breaking up my outside time into five minute increments. It is easier for me to take a five minute break than a fifteen minute and it keeps me from burning or getting more freckles.