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Tanya G

Go Welly!

"To be and act in more nourishing and less depleting ways."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 416 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    115
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    420
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    420
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • UP TO
    480
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Tanya's actions

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG 6

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Watch a Documentary About Economy, Energy, or Industry

SDG 7, 9, 12

I will watch 1 documentaries about economy, energy, or industry.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Basic Needs & Security

Try a New Vegan or Vegetarian Recipe

I will try a new vegan or vegetarian recipe and share how it turns out on the Ecochallenge feed, or with family and friends.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG 9

I will mend clothing for myself, family or friends.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Economy & Communities

Analyze Your Utility Bills

SDG 7

I spend 15 minutes analyzing my recent utility bills, which might include electricity, gas, or water to see what my current usage is and determine if I can reduce my energy and water use.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate & Ecosystems

Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture

SDG 14, 15

I will express my love and gratitude for our planet by writing a love letter, poem, song or taking a picture. I will share this in the Ecochallenge feed or on my social media.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG 10

Each day, I will track my purchases to identify my spending habits. This will allow me to see what purchases can be reduced.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG 3

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Donate Food

SDG 3, 10

I will find out what food programs are in my area and donate food and/or other items that they request.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG 3

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Tanya G 4/30/2023 9:57 AM
    Well Team Welly, I managed to do exactly ZERO of my one-time challenges. I killed it at saving water, and I was somewhat mindful. I took a bunch of photos. And I did go for many walks.

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    Tanya G 4/28/2023 11:48 AM
    I've been KILLING the 5 minute showers, man!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Tanya G 4/21/2023 9:36 AM
    People who spend most of their time inside and on screens are cut off from the natural world. We humans require social connection AND connection with the natural world. Our mental health depends on it.
    Furthermore, if you don't go outside, you don't get to experience a certain feeling of AWE that only the natural world can provide. Seeing the stars on a clear night; watching and listening to birds going about their business; hearing the water rushing along a river; feeling the wind and the sunshine on your face; seeing the trilliums start to poke out of the ground: I could go on, but I think you can pick up what I'm laying down!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate & Ecosystems Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture
    Why is art an important way for you to express sustainability values?

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    Tanya G 4/21/2023 9:27 AM
    I love to take photos. When I go for a walk and I see something particularly stunning, I want to share it with others who might not otherwise know about a particular area in a park, for example.

    When I see a nature picture, it reminds me that I want to do my best to preserve the beauty on this planet. And I think it has the same effect on other people!

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    Tanya G 4/18/2023 1:14 PM
    Hi Team! I had planned to go for a walk and take photos along the river this afternoon. However, after I got my winter tires off the car, I was told that my rear brakes were shot! I'll try to sneak out to take a picture on my break!

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    Tanya G 4/17/2023 1:43 PM
    Well team, I've been off my game over the past two weeks, but I'm back in the saddle now!
    Going to start taking nature-appreciation photos and posting them for your viewing pleasure!

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Tanya G 4/17/2023 1:17 PM
    I used to do mindful meditation on a regular basis. And then...you miss one day...and then two...and eventually you stop doing it on a regular basis. I have learned that it is necessary to schedule the time in my agenda book. FIRST THING in the morning; well, after my coffee. It's a good way to start the day.

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    Tanya G 4/01/2023 5:23 AM
    I chose to enter this challenge for the following reasons: to increase my awareness of what I *can* be doing but have not thought of doing; to make changes to my actions that benefit the planet - to develop new and healthy habits.