Sharon Niedringhaus

Washington College

Points Total

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  • 821 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    255
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    200
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Sharon'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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Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

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Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 15 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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Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

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Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

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Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

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Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Sharon Niedringhaus 4/26/2020 7:22 PM
    One step that I could take to further reduce my water footprint is to reuse grey water.
  • 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?

    Sharon Niedringhaus 4/26/2020 7:21 PM
    For quality time with friends, I could invite friends to do a workout with me or I could go to an exercise class to be part of a group. For spending time in nature, I could exercise outside.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Sharon Niedringhaus 4/26/2020 7:20 PM
    I can always turn off lights when I leave a room, like I usually do, and be more aware of how my actions can use up more energy than is really necessary.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also take more time than we realize or intend to give. After doing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

    Sharon Niedringhaus 4/26/2020 7:18 PM
    I feel like I spend more time doing other things like reading and doing other things rather than just scrolling through social media to kill some time.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Sharon Niedringhaus 4/26/2020 7:17 PM
    I would like to spend more time reflecting on what I love about the world around me and how I can find peace within myself.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Sharon Niedringhaus 4/26/2020 7:15 PM
    There's more time to notice things when I am walking rather than driving. It's sometimes nice to take more time to notice the small things rather than rapidly pass them by in order to get somewhere more quickly.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

    Sharon Niedringhaus 4/26/2020 7:13 PM
    I like how every sunrise and sunset is slightly different. The colors may be similar but the formations of clouds and the way the light is reflected makes each one a new experience. It can help us to realize that even if our schedules are the same from day to day, there is always something new to notice and appreciate, just like in the sunrise and sunset.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Sharon Niedringhaus 4/26/2020 7:09 PM
    It can help you to remember what you like about yourself, those around you, and the world and help you to make sure those things remain a part of the world for you and everyone else.