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Taryn Baxter

Mercyhurst Lakers

Points Total

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  • 227 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    420
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    7
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Taryn's Actions

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 60 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Taryn Baxter 4/20/2020 5:08 PM
    Spending time outdoors helps me (and I'm sure many other people) be more focused when I go back to work. I have found that I am more motivated if I start my day with physical activity. Also, in light of current events it can boost your immune system to spend times outdoors. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Taryn Baxter 4/18/2020 11:29 AM
    It is definitely easier to do this challenge because of quarantine, but I am still trying to do mostly everything online. My friends and I had a Zoom meeting today instead of all separately driving our cars and meeting somewhere. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Taryn Baxter 4/17/2020 10:31 AM
    It's very easy for me to just not buy plastic water bottles because of where I live. I know other places aren't as lucky because they don't have a clean water source, but I also always carry a reusable water bottle with me. I don't know about other areas of the world, but it's almost a fashion statement to have a Hydroflask or a Yeti where I'm from. It's definitely looked down upon to be holding a plastic water bottle. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How do we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

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    Taryn Baxter 4/17/2020 10:17 AM
    I agree with Kathleen Dean Moore. I think the more you appreciate something, the more you want that thing to succeed and stay healthy. Everyday it is important to be grateful for the things around you. It doesn't always have to pertain to nature; however, nature is our livelihood and therefore important to revere as such. As a society I think it's important that we protect the resources we all share.