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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Kevin Kinnan

SEEDS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 297 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent exercising

Kevin's Actions

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore), #8 Solar Farms

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Kevin Kinnan 4/24/2019 8:25 AM
    I've been turning off unneeded lights & appliances as soon as possible to reduce electrical use, and not turning them on unless absolutely necessary. We keep the temperature of our home lower to conserve energy and have programmed our thermostat to reduce the temperature while we're sleeping.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Kevin Kinnan 4/08/2019 6:54 AM
    Reducing material "Stuff" to create a less cluttered life with reduced stress and decreased responsibilities! Increasing the relational aspects of my life with others and my environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Kevin Kinnan 4/08/2019 6:51 AM
    Smaller plate size could lead to a smaller girth size, less impact on skeletal system and vital organs.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

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    Kevin Kinnan 4/08/2019 6:50 AM
    People in North America probably eat more meat because it's more available due to large-scale commercial meat systems here, and the fact many Americans don't connect the dots about meat production's impact on health and environment, nor really care to.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Kevin Kinnan 4/08/2019 6:47 AM
    Signs of Spring! Changes in weather patterns!