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April 3 - April 24, 2019
Vanessa Reed-Taylor's avatar

Vanessa Reed-Taylor

Comerica Bank

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 485 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    660
    minutes
    spent exercising

Vanessa's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 22
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

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Vanessa Reed-Taylor's avatar
    Vanessa Reed-Taylor 4/05/2019 6:56 AM
    Experiences.  Spending more time with family and friends.
  • 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?

    Vanessa Reed-Taylor's avatar
    Vanessa Reed-Taylor 3/27/2019 10:06 AM
    Another benefit to using smaller plates is weight loss.  The less we have on our plates the less we will eat.  Smaller plates also means less waste.  Less waste means less garbage.