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John Seidel

Washington College

"My mission, my hope - to leave this world a better place than I found it. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,428 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    510
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    535
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    760
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    17
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    540
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    42
    whole food meals
    consumed

John's Actions

Nature

Ecotourism efforts

Work toward enhancing regional ecotourism, bringing people into contact with nature.

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Community

Eco-volunteer

Neighborhood work on sustainability.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 5 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 0
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Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 60 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

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Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

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Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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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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Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

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Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    John Seidel 4/26/2020 7:30 PM
    Way to go Washington College!!!

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    John Seidel 4/26/2020 7:01 AM
    Wow, the last day of the EcoChallenge! Well done, Washington College - we got off to a slow start, but by the end of today will have made a great showing. Thank you!

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    John Seidel 4/25/2020 6:55 PM
    More....

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    John Seidel 4/24/2020 6:44 AM
    Come on WAC!!! Our #1 competitor, DIckinson, just finished the EcoChallenge, and we're gaining, with only three days left! We look good at #2, with less than half the participants of Dickinson, but get in here and post!

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    John Seidel 4/23/2020 8:17 AM
    Here's a hopeful note from amid the warming oceans:
    Florida Aquarium researchers make a discovery that could help save coral reefs
    https://www.theweek.com/speedreads/910445/florida-aquarium-researchers-make-discovery-that-could-help-save-coral-reefs

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    John Seidel 4/23/2020 6:59 AM
  • 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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    John Seidel 4/22/2020 2:13 PM
    Quality time with friends is a tough one these days, but spending time in nature is a great way to get outside and appreciate the spring, while getting exercise.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    John Seidel 4/22/2020 2:11 PM
    Gratitude for what I have.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How do we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

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    John Seidel 4/22/2020 2:10 PM
    Yes. If you're truly grateful for what you have,  it's hard not to reflect on how much other people do without around the world. And reflecting on that need makes it hard not to feel an obligation to step up. Better public awareness of disparities, local and globally, might help in fostering that awareness.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    John Seidel 4/22/2020 2:07 PM
    Downtime, recharging, and engaging the brain in different ways has to be healthy.