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Lindsey Lyons

Dickinson Green Devils 2020

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 820 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    765
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    45
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    735
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    18
    whole food meals
    consumed

Lindsey's Actions

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

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Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each 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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Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

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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 15-minute walk outside each day.

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Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

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Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

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Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/20/2020 10:57 AM
    Please join us Wednesday for the Earth Day Teach-in and Sharing Our Stories Celebration Event!

    All info at: www.dickinson.edu/earthday

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/20/2020 6:15 AM
    Only today and tomorrow are left! I can't believe it has been 20 days in this challenge (and 35 + at home). My diet and exercise routine have changed for the better for sure. The stay at home has kept me from eating out entirely (including to go coffee) which has cut personal waste quite a bit. I am buying 0 gas (a major commuting pattern change), and have been able to talk to my kids about the changes in my footprint. I am thankful for taking on this challenge, and feel positive about bringing this to Dickinson. 

    Check in today. Check in tomorrow. Don't stop the commitments!

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/13/2020 2:27 PM
    There is just over one week left! Remain committed. Post to your feed. Inspire others and share your stories. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/13/2020 2:24 PM
    The greatest thing I have found to be win/win/win here is letting my families' clothes air dry. The dryer is an IMMENSE source of energy use. Air drying saves money and electricity/energy. Plus, I love the way fresh laundry smells and like to hang it around my house to make it smell good! As the weather gets nicer, I plan to use my rack outside.
  • 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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    Lindsey Lyons 4/13/2020 6:56 AM
    Absolutely! I have been walking so much during the stay at home order. I have even noticed when my neighbors plant something new, clean up a flower bed, or mow! It's been great to wave across the yards while doing yard work. Taking the time to walk the neighborhood with my kids has been a great way for them to get out of the house, get fresh air and even wave to some friends. When driving, we breeze right past all these things without looking. Love our walks!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this idea?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/13/2020 6:54 AM
    Agree! It's better to buy good foods, take the time to eat healthy than ending up taking medicine to control things that could be controlled by diet and activity. However, the added costs of whole, organic and fresh foods isn't possible for everyone. Food access and costs of fresh foods, from local farmers is often so prohibitive for friends and family that I care about. I think everyone WANTS to do this, but it is a matter of HOW MUCH and who can.  Especially during COVID stay at home, I have found myself buying more canned and boxed foods as the access to fresh foods, just isn't in the cards for us right now. I do what I can... when able, and I think most people do.
  • 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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    Lindsey Lyons 4/07/2020 10:27 AM
    Right now, I am valuing my family time. I have been loving playing sports with my kids. We have been able to throw baseball, take bike rides and the game of the week has been basketball knock out. I also synced up the ol' fitbit to see if I can keep up with the steps of my kids. That's been a motivating challenge. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/03/2020 7:33 AM
    I have some work to do here! We used to have a solid family sit down dinner 2-3 times a week We are doing this much more often now that we are at home with no where to be! More meals has meant more room for distraction for me. Excited to leave the phone in the office in the days to come!
  • 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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    Lindsey Lyons 4/02/2020 7:42 AM
    The weather has been awesome, and I know that my mood and productivity are directly tied to being able to be outside. I've been taking breaks from my online work. We spent some time rigging up some hammocks that we've had but never used. Kids can relax and enjoy them- maybe even get them to read as they are more motivated to do so when they are comfortable. The challenge is, I find my work day is longer when I break up the day with outside activities and projects. Personally, I'd rather be outside when it's nice and working online at night.

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      Anna Conley 4/02/2020 2:40 PM
      I completely understand that! I've found that focusing at home has been difficult when the weather is so beautiful. It's definitely important to get out of the house and spend some time outside with everything that's been going on lately, so if you need to edit your work hours a little then do whatever works for you! We're all creating our new normals right now. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/01/2020 6:17 AM
    Sent special thanks to my amazing intern team for a wonderful Teams meeting yesterday to put all this together. The Center for Sustainability Education wouldn't be where we are without them!