Isabel Ruff

Dickinson Green Devils 2020

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 810 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    760
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    380
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    400
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Isabel's Actions

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.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 20
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.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Isabel Ruff 4/17/2020 8:02 PM
    Practicing gratitude is really helpful, especially now because I'm finding it easy to become caught up in bigger issues and problems that I can't necessarily fix. It has been good for me to take a moment and think about things I've been grateful for each day so that I can appreciate the smaller things that make up life. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

    Isabel Ruff 4/08/2020 7:48 PM
    Walks are wonderful. I've noticed that I feel much more grounded afterward and generally much better. For obvious reasons I'm spending a lot more time with my family and it's difficult to have the time to myself and privacy that I want, so taking walks by myself has been immensely helpful because it's a time to recharge and get away. 

    • Willow Huppert 4/09/2020 7:40 AM
      I find the same to be true, I've found it very important to occasionally switch up the space I'm in while maintaining social distance.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Isabel Ruff 4/07/2020 6:41 PM
    I take a lot more time to notice things. I feel like I can appreciate the little touches of joy that people are leaving, especially in these times. Yesterday, someone had painted rocks with encouraging messages and left them in front of their house. Lots of flowers and sidewalk chalk too. 

    • Rachel Krewson 4/09/2020 7:25 PM
      The little things often make the biggest difference. Thanks for sharing Isabel! It's interesting to mentally document spring by our local surroundings on walks....I now am noticing when each tree in my neighborhood is blooming down to the day! I loved doing this on Dickinson's campus as well, since I walked to class, but I have not done this at home before and I am enjoying getting to know my area on a deeper level.