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Chloe Gatulik

Clarkson University

"I am participating in this years eco challenge to realize how small changes in life can make me more sustainable and mindful. "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 483 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    460
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    250
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    16
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Chloe's Actions

Health

Exercise Daily

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

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Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

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Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

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Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

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Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 4 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

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Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

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Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

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    Chloe Gatulik 4/13/2020 11:05 AM
    It helps one pay attention to the little things that truly help them get by in life rather than complicating it with outside factors that don't need to be in your life. It keeps you grounded and one with your true self.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Chloe Gatulik 4/06/2020 7:42 PM
    It allows me to slow down and notice the little things that surround me. I have time to appreciate the neighbors I have and reminisce when I see younger children playing games I used to. It also reminds me of where I come from and appreciate the place that I live in.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Chloe Gatulik 4/06/2020 7:41 PM
    It for sure reminds you to take a step away from work of any sort and any other issues you may have. It gives you time to reflect on your life and refresh your energy. A breath of fresh air goes a long way to allow yourself to forget of all the negative things that are so small in you life and the beauty of life.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Chloe Gatulik 4/06/2020 7:36 PM
    I make sure I involve any friends who are free in plans that involve getting outside of exercise, the more the merrier and it allows everyone to share moments together and inspire each other to be healthy and happy.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Chloe Gatulik 4/06/2020 7:28 PM
    I feel that we don't value life or food the same as others. Much is at our disposal so we abuse the power we have to easy access to meat. Eating meat causes pollution among a handful of other problems that harm our environment which harms other people. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Chloe Gatulik 4/06/2020 7:26 PM
    I would not be surprised. I know many families that buy food to accommodate everyone's tastebuds and then left overs pile up and get forgotten and ultimately thrown out. I would rather use this money to save up for college or to put toward projects I care about!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Chloe Gatulik 4/06/2020 10:07 AM
    It reminds me of what my values are and what is important to keep in healthy balance in my lifetime.

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    Chloe Gatulik 4/06/2020 10:02 AM
    My focus during this eco challenge is to disconnect from electronics so I can get outside, exercise, and focus on how I can help myself and my community during this time!