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Allison Miller

Dickinson Green Devils 2020

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 638 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    14
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    21
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    750
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    260
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    660
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    840
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Allison's Actions

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 30 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

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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DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

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DAILY 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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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

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Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

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Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 1.72 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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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

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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    Allison Miller 4/12/2020 7:54 PM
    Today my family rented the movie Dark Waters, based on the true story of Robert Bilott exposing Dupont for the harmful chemicals in their teflon products. It was produced by Mark Ruffalo and he also starred in it. It was a really interesting movie and made my family and I think a lot about chemicals we might be exposed to, as well as exposure in indirect channels such as drinking water. It also was good for us to think about how the people creating products we used can be exposed to these chemicals, and how important it is for us to recognize that before we go out to buy something. I would highly recommend this movie for anyone interested! 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Allison Miller 4/10/2020 9:14 AM
    Right now I have started to power down my electronics 30 minutes before I go to bed. I try to read or do something creative before falling asleep versus being on my phone. I have found that I sleep more soundly when I do this. 

  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Allison Miller 4/10/2020 9:13 AM
    We have been working hard to only keep rooms we use air-conditioned. We figured that we don't use the back office much, so we have stopped air conditioning it. We are also being conscious of our dryer usage. 

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    Allison Miller 3/31/2020 10:50 AM
    Today for lunch my family and I made these rice paper wraps! Super easy plant-rich meal that makes for a great family activity! Here is our recipe:
    For the wraps: rice paper wraps (we buy this brand at our grocery store), any veggies in the fridge, avocado (other options: mango, tofu, anything works well in these!)
    For the sauce: 3 parts peanut butter, 2 parts soy sauce and 1 part honey all mixed together
    Instructions: 
    1. Soak wraps in warm water for 15-20 seconds
    2. Transfer to plate and fill with veggies
    3. Wrap the sides inward and roll

     Enjoy!


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    Allison Miller 3/27/2020 11:52 AM
    I'm excited to spend more time outside! During this time, I am going to try to spend more of my work day outside, saving energy by leaving the lights off and turning off air conditioning!